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Rosemary Burn

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Degree: MA Fine Art
University: Chelsea School of Art
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.

Although only recently becoming a painter, she has been included in prestigious exhibitions such as the Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition, 2018, 2019, Florence Biennale 2019, and in 2020 she was  one of a few artists featured in House and Garden UK magazine.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

1991, Solo exhibition, City Racing, London

Group Exhibitions

2020, Gallery representation, Paks Gallery, Austria
2020, Artexpo 2020, New York, USA
2020, Gallery representation, Singulart, Online gallery
2020, preselected for BP portrait award, National Portrait Gallery, London
2019, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2019, Brave contemporary art, Brave Fine Art, Featuring in opening collection
2019, Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence
2019, Art Screen TV Digital Exhibition, Gallerie du Marche Prestige, Montreux, Switzerland
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
2020, Artwork featured in House and Garden magazine

Original works:

Water

By Rosemary Burn

£385

Sunset over a garden

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Portrait of Christine

By Rosemary Burn

£750

Chipped

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Coming home on a train

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Still water

By Rosemary Burn

£430

Peonies

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Chair and violin

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Strawberries

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Cornflowers in a blue vase

By Rosemary Burn

£495

Stray pool ball

By Rosemary Burn

£495

Cat on sunny stairs

By Rosemary Burn

£490

Spilt milk

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Cat on a bed

By Rosemary Burn

£475

Surfing

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Horses

By Rosemary Burn

£375

The real thing

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Tangerine

By Rosemary Burn

£275

Sun going down in Berkshire

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Shopping at the cake stall

By Rosemary Burn

£375

Smoking on a street in Florenc...

By Rosemary Burn

£395

Stack of plant pots

By Rosemary Burn

£475

Drifting

By Rosemary Burn

£375

Chelsea bread stall

By Rosemary Burn

£690

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Bengal Cat Going Upstairs

By Rosemary Burn

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French Fancies in Torchlight

By Rosemary Burn

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Angel Slice

By Rosemary Burn

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Daisy

By Rosemary Burn

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Josie

By Rosemary Burn

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Runny Cake

By Rosemary Burn

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Box with cat in

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Still life with liquorice all-...

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Through a Window

By Rosemary Burn

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Daffodils and milk bottle

By Rosemary Burn

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Spotty coffee

By Rosemary Burn

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A wasp on my table

By Rosemary Burn

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Horse in a blue coat

By Rosemary Burn

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Rose and geranium

By Rosemary Burn

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Toffee apple

By Rosemary Burn

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Evening on the Thames

By Rosemary Burn

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Bottle of corona

By Rosemary Burn

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