Medium: Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media
Rosie arrived in Sudbury from the U.K. in 2009 having received a B.A. Honours Degree in " Drawing for Fine Art Practice" from Bath University shortly before moving, and a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from Abingdon and Witney College three years earlier.
Her interests could broadly be described as experimental and multi-media, often exploring social, historical or conceptual themes through the use of related materials and objects.
Her work is usually rooted in the qualities of drawing practise in its broadest sense: immediacy, directness, experimentation and playfulness, to record, invent and communicate. Rosie finds that her interests lie as much in the processes of exploring ideas as in the actual outcomes.
Recent work has addressed themes of childhood memory, nostalgia, loss and transition. It has included diverse approaches such as small scale assemblage, drawing with a variety of materials, painting, mixed media, photography and collage work. Rosie enjoys experimenting with new possible applications for her work output, and find this keeps her work lively and varied.
Current involvement in the Sudbury visual art community includes student mentoring for the Cambrian College Art and Design diploma course, regular teaching for the Parkside Older Adults Centre, and sessional instruction for the Voices for Women Programme. Rosie has also provided occasional workshops for Sudbury Art Club, and taught several short courses at the Art Gallery of Sudbury.
Rosie has work in U.K. and Canadian private collections, and have exhibited primarily in the mid Northern Ontario region.