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rosie mack



My pictures are an expressive and atmospheric response to walks I have taken and my knowledge of the landscape; they are a synthesis of observed landscape and my response to it. Mainly figurative, I combine traditional materials and techniques with my own method of applying paint, hardly using a paintbrush until towards the end of a painting for the details, to create a richly textural surface.

Using a mixture of egg tempera and oil to create chiaroscuro on either a gesso ground or on reclaimed oak, elm and pine boards, rubbing, staining, dragging and sanding, I create, shape and re-shape the surface, time and again.

Both the ground and paint are subjected to layers of construction, the events of preparation and painting interlinked. I work into a painting until it is a virtual map of the processes that shaped its existence. In asking questions of the medium of paint, I seek not just to invite the viewer to observe and enjoy but to understand some of the processes involved in the construction of the painting and to provoke the viewer to ask questions of their own response to the landscape.

Rosie Mack
Rosie Mack

Silver BirchesSilver Birches - Oil and egg tempera











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CURRICULUM VITAE

Member of the Bath Society of Artists 2012

Studied at:

West Surrey College of Art and Design Diploma in Textile Design
Canterbury College of Art B A (Hons) Fine Art
Open University Diploma in European Humanities, B A (Hons) Open, M A History

Prizes

Bath Society of Artists Ian Black Small Painting Prize 2012

Open Exhibitions.

Bath Society of Artists 2005 - 2012




Mixed Exhibitions

The Priory 2011- present Tetbury
Hookshouse Pottery 2002 - 2011 Tetbury
Art for Life 2008, 2009, 2010 Bath
Camelford Gallery 2009 and 2010 Cornwall
Wave 7 2008 - present Trelights, Cornwall
Thin Dog Gallery 2006 - 2009 Cirencester

Solo Exhibitions.


Malmesbury Town Hall and Art Gallery 2011 Malmesbury
Taurus Crafts 2011 Lydney
Pegasus Art 2011 Stroud
Cheltenham Town Hall and Art Gallery 2008 Cheltenham

Gallery Artist


Wave 7, Trelights, Cornwall
The Priory, Tetbury


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