These paintings are inspired by words. Since an early age I have studied philosophy and meditation and this has shaped my life and work. I want to discover who I really am; my true nature and my role in this world. This has led me to read ancient texts some of which stir the soul through simple poetic language.
Different aspects of personal experience come through my work - like in the series 'Purusha'. Described in the Upanishad as 'the ruler in the heart', the Purusha dwells in each of us.
Rosalind Wyatt recently produced work for Nicky Haslam for a Russian project.
The meaning of a chosen text always informs the script on the pieces - the marks all say something, the impact being placed on an emotional response before a rational response - this is why the text sometimes seems illegible. The canvas is made and prepared in layers; firstly fabric, then paper which can be painted, written and stitched.
Since graduating from The Royal College of Art in 2001, I have worked from my studio in west London. I have exhibited in galleries and shows throughout the UK and once in the US. Most of my commissions are from private collectors - people who have become friends.
Rosalind Wyatt's CV
Royal College of Art MA Constructed Textiles mixed media
Roehampton Institute BA (hons) Calligraphy and Bookbinding
Gallery / Shows
John Martin Gallery, London
Contemporary Applied Arts, London
Coombe Gallery, Dartmouth
Shirley Crowther Contemporary Art
Carina Haslam Art
Art in Action, Oxfordshire, UK
National Gallery, London
The Dorchester Group
Cherie Blair Foundation
Queen Mary’s Hospital, Roehampton UK
Calligraphy for Events - Lettering for Film/TV
National Portrait Gallery
‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’
Teaching and Lecturing
Victoria and Albert Museum
St James Schools
The Training Partnership
Waterperry Gardens Ltd
2nd Prize, Best of the Best (as voted by all other artists) - Art in Action, 2008, 2010
Travel bursary £2,000, GIA London, to study Zen calligraphy under Terayama Tanchu in Japan, 2006
2nd Prize, 'Letter Arts Review', USA
Finalist, Best Newcomer, Chelsea
Finalist, Charles Henry Foyle Trust
Finalist Norinchukin Bank, Bursary award
Press and Publications
Guest on Midweek with Libby Purvis, Radio 4 2009
Vogue, August 2009
Letter Arts Review