Work by Rosalind Wise

Natural and Man Made Rhythms

Rosalind Wise

Exhibited from 2 - 24 April, 2011

Rosalind Wise is a painter whose inspiration comes from the Natural World.

Rosalind's large oil paintings are alive with vibrant colour and intricate detail stemming from careful observation. She studies single plants and flower heads with great care and traces their change and evolution throughout the seasons. She also paints plants in the spaces where they naturally grow, in overgrown, chaotic wild spaces as well as carefully tended and orderly gardens.

"I love the contrast of colour, texture and form found in garden borders. I have also been inspired by the garden borders at Great Dixter designed by the late Christopher Lloyd. It is the colour combinations, their energy, scale and beauty that I have tried to capture and emulate."

The beautiful painting shown here is of the Abbey House Gardens Iris spiral walk, which uses Irises from Cayeux in France.

Artist Biography:
Rosalind was born in Barry, Glamorgan South Wales. She attended Reading University from 1968 - 1972 and Goldsmiths College in London from 1972 - 1973 where she qualified as an Art Teacher in Secondary Education. She taught in secondary schools in Bristol and London between 1974 and 1980. In 1980 she moved to Gloucestershire and began to paint seriously and teach part time.

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