Making art brings Rosalie peace and joy and she endeavours to bring that sense of joy to viewers. Always experimenting and trying new techniques, Rosalie provides a broad range of styles which can be viewed @shumlane on Instagram. She also combines her artwork with writing and poetry and has produced two art books.
Rosalie is a local artist who lives at Palmtree north of Toowoomba. She has been painting for many years and her inspiration is nature and her strong sense of connection with the land where she lives. Rosalie's art style and materials used alters depending on the project she is working on. Her art projects include portraits and stories of Ravensbourne residents, exploring their connection to land, turning 60 and experiencing the release and letting go that brought in the form of paintings of dancing ladies, experimenting with landscapes, oil pastel and ink, art books, monoprinting and a range of other techniques. Her previous project explored the stories that provided a sense of place in mixed media works and a book. She is currently exploring the beauty of grasses in her artwork.
Rosalie was very much influenced by her mother who was an art teacher and provided her with a vast range of experience in arts and crafts as a child. Since then Rosalie has attended a number of workshops and classes, the most recent of significance being with textile artist Sophie Munns to learn techniques in layering and design. She has also attended a few McGregor Schools, but has not undertaken formal training in art, her training being in Agricultural Science.
Rosalie has received highly commended for art works at a number of art shows.
Rosalie has had 4 exhibitions
2013 - Rosalie Gallery - Release - Acrylics depicting dancing ladies
2019 - Perseverance Hall - Faces of Ravensbourne - portraits and stories of local people who have a strong connection to earth
2020 - Toowoomba Art Society - At One with the Earth - oils and acrylics
2022 - Toowoomba Art Society - A Sense of Place - mixed media works that express a strong connection to place - a book was also produced as part of the exhibition.
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