Originally from Stroud, Rosie is a a free-lance artist based in Cheltenham.
She is fascinated by plant forms, sculptural seed-heads and intertwining stems and leaves. Working in Acrylic paint and watercolor pencil on board, her painting process involves building up layers of colour washes over a dark base.
By focusing on the negative spaces and building from dark to light, the result is one reminiscent of batik or stained glass.
Her most recent work is concerned with the sculptural forms of the plants that inhabit our kerbsides and pavements, and the interweaving patterns of plants allowed to take over an unused space.
The eyes are an extension of the brain and in painting to show you how they see, an artist also reveals how they think. Rosie's work aims to give focus to these plants and in appreciation for nature’s ability to grow and be beautiful, even against the harshest concrete backdrop.
The local landscape is of great significance to Rosie's work as, recorded within the walks on hills and in valleys, are the memories of every stage of her life to date.