Inspired by the natural world, especially that which is generally unnoticed or disregarded by others, most recent work focuses predominantly on the fragility of life and representations of freedom.
Seeing beauty in the seemingly ugly, Rose's delicate, yet expressive paintings of insects, birds and anatomy, aim to provoke in an understated way; producing pieces that are empathetic, fresh and intriguing.
With backgrounds that give a feeling of decay (peeling layers of wallpaper, cracked surfaces; aged and ‘distressed’), combined with fine attention to detail in the subject matter, a vibrant mixture of traditional and experimental techniques are produced. Her use of old book covers relate to the cycles within nature, the subject upon them being part of a narrative; exploring life, death and existence.
Originally based in Bristol, Rose has exhibited in a number of Cities within the UK, and others further afield including Amsterdam, Brussels, Munich, New York, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Singapore. Originally an illustrator, completing her BA(hons) in 2003, she is now a recognised artist within the fine art world.
Rose is currently exploring new projects in America with the aim of producing a fresh body of work in the near future... so watch this space!