Rosa Roberts B. 1984
"My still lifes are based on observation at home and in the studio, plants, nature, tropical motifs and rich jewel colours have been constant themes in the last two years of painting. Bold gestural marks are almost always present. My use of texture has developed greatly in this last period of intense creative work and my surfaces are now invariably built up with cardboard and collage. The crevices and gaps between the chunks that form the base of each painting are an important part of the work. Pattern, stripes and layering are all important to my work and I’m always trying to capture the vibrance and beauty of alive things.
"I was in Bali just before lockdown and did a lot of sketch paintings in my while I was there, partly to calm my nerves at the rising chaos around the coronavirus situation. I had always been very inspired by travel and the tropics and trips usually resulted in a lot of creative response from me."
Born in 1984, Rosa Roberts grew up in Norfolk on a fruit farm, and moved to London with her family in her teenage years, later studying Fine Art at Central St Martin’s.
Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives
Spring Greens, 10th March – 2nd April 2022