Born in 1971, Rosie grew up in the Cotswolds and gained an MA in Art History from Edinburgh University in 1993, before pursuing a career in London. Her lifelong passion for art and painting continued during this time but it was not until she married and was raising a young family that she returned to study drawing and painting at Putney School of Art and Design and Heatherley School of Fine Art in Chelsea. Rosie currently lives and works in London and Hampshire. Having a home in the heart of the South Downs means that the downland landscapes are a constant source of inspiration.
“I love going for walks with my sketchbook, being immersed in the countryside and having the time to stop to observe nature around me – the effect of filtered sunlight through a wooded glade or noticing the colour and rhythm of an undulating hillside.
Once back in the studio I can be more reflective and start to work using my outdoor studies as well as recollections about a particular place. I paint quite spontaneously mixing a palette of colours, gradually building the image, applying transparent washes first, then layering in thick energetic brushstrokes.”
In the last few years Rosie has exhibited at numerous exhibitions in London and the Home Counties including The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea, The New English Art Club and The Royal Society of Oil Painters Annual Exhibitions at the Mall Galleries. In 2019, she was elected a member of Chelsea Art Society.