Rosie’s practice explores the dialogue between walking and drawing, seeking out landscapes from which she can physically combine disciplines to work across drawing, printmaking and bookmaking. She works within two disciplines of printmaking: lino printing that she produces in her studio using a small lino press and silkscreen printing at the London Print Studio.
Rosie’s linoprints are in small editions of five or six prints only. The sense of something made by hand is very important to her as she is trying to capture the essence from the drawings made in a sketchbook whilst out walking the Sussex paths and shoreline.
The silkscreens are in small editions too. She has produced a series of Spanish landscapes and cloisters from the route of the Camino. Again, working from her sketchbook, she prepares the hand drawn colour separations onto sheets of acetate, using photo stencils to create detail. Each print can be made up of twelve colours of different layers, juxtaposing line on top of fluid painterly marks.
Rosie has had several residencies abroad and participated in Made of Walking, La Romieu, France (2017) and Akamas, Cyprus (2018): gatherings of international artists, writers and practioners who all use walking as part of their practice.