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Artist's StatementBorn in Suffolk, I studied Fine Art at Norwich School of Art and Goldsmiths College. My career as an Art and Art History teacher spanned 40 years and throughout that time I continued to develop my own ideas and work. In my studio at St Barnabas Press I am constantly pushing the boundaries of possibility in exploring new ways to realise my vision through the medium of silk screen print. My inspiration currently comes from land/seascapes in North Norfolk, Suffolk, the Fens, the South of France and the East Coast of Scotland. Through layering I am interested in simplifying, abstracting and capturing the effect of different weather fronts, seasons and times of day on familiar land/seascapes. Although my prints are sometimes part of a series each one is different and whatever the format I always stress the horizontal as I aim to produce images that have a peaceful, almost meditative effect on the viewer. My small, very detailed, gouache ‘conversation’ paintings of shells and pebbles (painted during lockdown) were inspired by Henri Fantin -Latour’s composition and use of black and white in his studies of a ‘teacup’ and a ‘candle holder’ in the Fitzwilliam Museum. Similar to my screen prints I wanted to achieve a sense of stillness and calm both in the imagery and in the onlooker.
Art StyleAbstract, Representational, Contemporary, Traditional
Art SubjectsAbstract, Landscape, Still Life, Seascape, Coastal, Nature, Fens
Art Materialsacrylic, gouache, ink, paper
Rose Scott's Portfolios
A series of screen printed images inspired by my experiences of prolonged looking and feeling whilst sitting quietly and studying the changing colours apparent at different times of day in the coastal regions of Norfolk, Suffolk, the east coast of Scotland and the South of France.
A series of screen prints inspired by my observations of the Fens at different times of the year and at different times of the day from the quiet of early morning frost and snow to the brilliance of sunrise and sunset over ploughed fields.
During lockdown I produced a series of small gouache paintings of shells and stones collected when walking along the beach at Ethie Haven and Lunan Bay on the east coast of Scotland. I was accompanied in turn by each of my three grandchildren and as we walked we talked. The conversations we had have become treasured memories.
These images were inspired by my experience of waking up in the morning and realising, before I opened the blinds ,that it had snowed whilst I was asleep. The quality of light in my bedroom was different and external sounds were muffled.