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Rosemary Burn

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Chelsea School of Art, London
Graduation Year: 1984

Artist Statement

Rosemary Burn is a British figurative painter.

She chooses subjects which have entered her everyday world; mainly people and seemingly commonplace objects, turning them into extraordinary images. She sees portrait painting as an opportunity to  offer a glimpse into the lives of others, exploring themes such as identity, culture, power, and ultimately the creation of today’s world by its central aspect, human beings.

An enigmatic stillness accompanies the paintings, and the use of fluid brushstrokes and lighting enhance the sculptural, three dimensional aspect of her subjects. She has a longstanding interest in the paranormal and the possibility of other realms; other subjects which are also evident within the paintings are transitory states of existence (melting, freezing, evaporation), and time, described by the very act of painting which encapsulates a point in time through a history of brush marks.

Rosemary studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, gaining an MA in fine art.  She is also an accomplished classical pianist.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

1991, Solo exhibition, City Racing, London

Group Exhibitions

2019, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2019, Gallery representation, Paks Gallery, Austria
2019, Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence
2019, We Contemporary art catalogue 5th edition, Musa Art, Italy
2018, Royal Society of Oil Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1990, Group exhibition, The Showroom, London
1990, Group exhibition, Art Now, London
1990, 27 Artists till the roof falls in, Art East, London
1990, International Garden Festival, International Garden Festival, Liverpool
1990, Christie's Inaugural, Christie's, London

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
2018, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition

Original works:

Strawberries and cream (ROI Ma...

By Rosemary Burn

£550

Grapes on a sunny window sill ...

By Rosemary Burn

£275

Bowl of cherries

By Rosemary Burn

£325

Two old dudes by the sea

By Rosemary Burn

£475

The wonderful Willow 1

By Rosemary Burn

£175

The wonderful Willow 3

By Rosemary Burn

£175

The wonderful Willow 2

By Rosemary Burn

£175

Waiting for something

By Rosemary Burn

£455

The Lake District

By Rosemary Burn

£495

Christmas ball

By Rosemary Burn

£275

Apples on a window sill

By Rosemary Burn

£350

Chelsea bread stall

By Rosemary Burn

£355

Night on the Kings' Road

By Rosemary Burn

£450

Chickens and farm building

By Rosemary Burn

£350

Boy in blue

By Rosemary Burn

£495

Cycling in London

By Rosemary Burn

£295

Driving into London

By Rosemary Burn

£475

Last of the strawberries

By Rosemary Burn

£365

Drifting

By Rosemary Burn

£375

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Bengal Cat Going Upstairs

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French Fancies in Torchlight

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Angel Slice

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Daisy

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Josie

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Runny Cake

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Box with cat in

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Still life with liquorice all-...

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Through a Window

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Daffodils and milk bottle

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Spotty coffee

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A wasp on my table

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Horse in a blue coat

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Rose and geranium

By Rosemary Burn

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