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Jere Rowland

Born in New York City to muralist and portrait painter Stanley J. Rowland and educator Harriet S. Rowland, Jere never new the city as a child because the Rowlands, along with many of their artist-friends, moved to Connecticut in the early '30s to escape the ravages of the Great Depression. Settling in Westport, they gave that now-fashionable suburb its cachet as an artists' colony.

Stanley Rowland eventually converted an 18th century barn into a magnificent studio. It was there that he painted his large historical mural commissions and there that Jere apprenticed to him briefly before college, learning the mysteries of oil painting and helping his father with research. In the mural reproduced on the cover of the recent book, Stamford, an Illustrated History, the 1905 touring auto was painted by Jere as reward from his Dad for the research sketches of antique cars that Jere had found in the Melton Museum.

Jere Rowland holds a B.A. in Fine Art and Art History from Carleton College, Northfield, MN. He completed graduate studies in New York at The Art Student's League with John Groth and at The School of Visual Arts with Ivan Chermeyeff, Bob Gill and Henry Wolfe.

Jere began his creative career as a "sketch man" at the Kudner Advertising Agency in New York. He progressed to storyboard artist, art director, then creative Director and TV Producer. He wrote and produced the international award-winning film, The King of Madison Avenue, a short comedy spoof on lingerie advertising, distributed by Paramount.

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As to Residential remodeling design and construction, Jere started early in his career. Necessity truly was the mother of Invention. When the Rowland's first child came, Jere subdivided the one bedroom in their apartment, then fully restored it when they moved. The Rowland's starter house was a 4-room ranch in Pound Ridge, N.Y. Money was short, so Jere added 3 rooms himself, then drew plans, obtained permits and project-managed two major additions which eventually took their home to 13 rooms, 4-1/2 baths.

After over 30 years in advertising and marketing, the artist/designer left New York City. In 1987, Jere Rowland founded Homecare Remodeling Company, a design-and-build firm located in Rowayton, CT and dedicated to residential remodeling design and construction in Fairfield County, CT. Over the next 15 years, Jere and his team designed and built over 200 major home remodeling projects in lower Connecticut.

By 1992, Homecare Remodeling was one of the top 500 remodeling companies in the U.S. and in 1996, Jere was voted Remodeler of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders' Fairfield County Chapter. During this period Jere qualified for at-large membership in the prestigious American Institute of Building Design. Later, he was a founding member and first Secretary of the A.I.B.D. Connecticut chapter.

In 2001 Jere and his wife, Dar, bought a riverfront home in Clinton, CT, which they remodeled, adding Saltmarsh Studio & Gallery.

For more information on Jere's Fine Art Prints, Photographs and Remodeling Design Services,
call 860-664-4301


Film: For The King of Madison Avenue (comedy short, Paramount release)

CINE Golden Eagle Award, U.S.A.

Gran Premio Internazionale, Rome

First Award, Guadalajara, Mexico

Second Prize, Sydney , Australia

Television: For Knirps' Umbrellas Weatherman

AAAA Award

Architectural Design & Remodeling:

National Association of Home Builders, Fairfield County Chapter

"Remodeler of The Year", 1996

Top 500 Remodelers in the U.S.A., 1992 - 2000


President's Cabinet Committee on Public Education

Created 10 films used as Public Service TV messages to facilitate school integration in southern states in the 1970s

St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Darien, CT:

15 years' Building & Grounds Committee; co-chair construction of new Rectory;

20 years' Senior Choir

American Association of Building Design

Founding member and first Secretary,

AIBD Connecticut Chapter

Clinton Art Asociation


One-man Show

Saltmarsh Studio & Gallery, 2002

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