Brought up in the Surrey countryside, developed love of nature and the views.
Attended Brighton College of Education with Art as main subject, degree in Education, University of Sussex
Studied colour artists Patrick Heron and Bridget Riley
Always loved art and teaching art to primary age children
Exhibited in Mall galleries(Laing Art Exhibition), Rugby, Leicester and Kettering and in private homes and open studios.
Member of KDAS and NOS
Acrylic Painting-Colours and shapes of the landscape. Colourful paintings with a warm happy vibe and a slightly naive look.
I prefer to sketch on the scene with pencil, rather than use photographs and then make colour notes on the sketch. Back in the studio I paint with acrylics, using burnt sienna or yellow ochre to paint the sketch onto the canvas. I map in the colours and shapes roughly and then spend more time going over them. A lot of the colour work comes from memory and the feeling of the colours.
I like to walk among my landscapes and get to know how they connect, from different angles and lights/times of day, and often return to do another painting of the same scene.
More recently I have come to love some of David Hockney’s later work and Yorkshire paintings and several people have compared my work to his.
I have exhibited locally in mainly group exhibitions and am a member of Northamptonshire Open Studios. In the shop at rosieskitchencards.com you can buy cards from several of my paintings and if you would like a print please contact me to discuss the details. I also take commissions. I hope you enjoy browsing my gallery. For news about my current artwork take a look at my blog on the website.