Rose a (keen angler) feels privileged and blessed to call the Mornington Peninsula her home which is a constant source of inspiration to her as ‘the backyard from paradise’ However her subject matter ranges far and wide as she visits and is influenced by the contrasts of this country. Most admired artists are Boyd, Streeton, Turner as well as the more animate John Olsen, Tim Storrier, Jason Benjamin and Terrence Hadler.
“To me, art is only ever the final result of a certain thought (and/or emotion) asking to be heard. Landscape is an integral part of us. More and more often I find the landscape acting as a metaphor for raw human emotion. Whether I am drawing power from my surroundings, or my surroundings are resonating my own vibrations (or vulnerabilities) I choose not to dwell upon. My most beloved locations breathe life into me and exude an empathy with the soul. It is seeing with the heart. Regardless of what initially draws me to a special place, the location becomes secondary to the relationship/correlation between it and myself. Our life experiences shade and colour our view of the world and how we perceive what is contained therein … it varies from one experience/mind to the other. But hopefully, through it all we can construct a language understood by many, no matter how many tongues it traverses. That is my inspiration, my fishing, my friends, my family, and my love take me there. (Thankyou my mentor Terrence Hadler, my family, to my dearest friends and my Rob)”
Exhibitions and awards
2005 - won patrons choice at the Frankston Guitar Festival for her entry ‘Cool for Cats'
2005 - Highly commended at Cube 37 Art Peninsula Exhibition
2005 - Highly Commended Marysville Art Exhibition
2007 - Highly Commended Leongatha Rotary
2007 - Highly Commended Altona Rotary
2007 - Commended” Mornington Rotary Exhibition
2007 - First Prize for Best Oil/Acrylic at Balnarring Art Fest
2007 - saw her work selected to become a postcard in the annual Oakhill Postcard Exhibition
2008 - Commended Mornington Rotary
2008 - Best Urban Landscape Frankston High Fine Art Show
2008 - First Prize Best Oil Dromana Rotary
2009 - Highly Commended Altona Rotary
Exhibited with success at the Galleries of Manyung, Seaview, Cube 37, Artycles & Treasures, Josephine’s (@The Briars) Linden, Steps and Oakhill galleries as well as numerous Rotary Exhibitions, hotels and Hospitals.
Her work hangs in private collections both in Australia and overseas (including LA actor/celebrity Clive Robertson) and BHP Billiton executives.