Rosemary Lewis

Rosemary studied art up to A level, and sold her first painting aged 18.  However, she also had a passion for dance, and decided to attend the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary dance, graduating from the Professional Dancer's course in 1998.

 

Continuing to paint and sell her work whilst studying, she felt increasingly  drawn to explore art rather than pursue a career in dance. She took a foundation art course at St Martins College of Art and Design in 2001, after which she directed her own studies into the techniques of the late 19th and early 20th century realist and impressionist oil painters. Rosemary discovered that the precision, discipline and focus she had gained from her studies in dance were skills which transferred well into practicing realist oil painting techniques. 

 

Rosemary says of her work ‘Painting has become my means of exploring and connecting to the beauty of the visual world and communicating to others the feelings it arouses. Enjoyment of light, colour, form and atmosphere move me to paint. My preferred subjects are everyday objects or scenes. In still life, working with simple compositions focuses my attention on the beauty of each individual object’

Exhibitions

Summer Show at the Studio Gallery, Odense Denmark, 2018

'Still Moments'  at the Studio Gallery, Odense, Denmark, 2017

Art in Small Sizes, at the Studio Gallery Odense, Denmark, 2015

'Art (med småt)' at the Studio Gallery, Odense, Denmark 2014

Discerning Eye Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, 2014

Blandet Oktober at the Studio Gallery, Odense, Denmark  2013

Små Vidundere (Small Wonders) at the Studio Gallery, Odense, Denmark  2013

The Other Art Fair 2013 at Ambika P3, Marylebone, London - with Newbloodart

Royal Institute of Oil Painters 125th Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London 2012

Fields of Vision, Landscapes Past and Present. Orleans House Gallery, Twickenham 2012

Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition 2011

Cork Street Open Exhibition 2011

Discerning Eye exhibition 2010

Chelsea Art Society open exhibition 2010 

Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2010  

Discerning Eye exhibition 2009

Royal Institute of Oil Painters annual exhibition 2009

Chelsea Art Society open exhibition 2009

Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition 2009

New English Art Club open exhibition 2008
 

Awards

Artists & Illustrators Still Life Artist of the Year 2011 runner up

Huxley Purchase Prize 2010