Rosie uses acrylics and other media on board to create paintings inspired by plants and landscape. Some of her designs are made into prints, greetings cards and cushions.
My paintings are inspired by the interweaving forms and sculptural patterns of the wild plants, specifically those in my locality. The local landscape is of great significance to my work as, recorded within the walks on hills and in valleys, are the memories of every stage of my life to date.
More recent work is also concerned with the sculptural forms of the plants that inhabit our kerbsides and pavements, in an attempt to give focus on and appreciation for nature's ability to grow beauty even against the harshest concrete backdrop. Every time I see a plant breaking through the paving slabs of a built up area it makes me smile and feel oddly reassured.
More recently, I have ventured into textile design, exploring the delights of seeing my work on fabric with a range of luxurious faux suede cushions. I've been producing works specifically with textiles in mind, and repeating patterns and bolder colours, and would love to produce a portfolio of textile designs for clothing and furnishings in the future.
I also have a range of 27 Fine Art Giclee Prints available to buy framed or unframed and a wide range of cards.
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"The eyes are an extension of the brain and in painting to show you how they see, an artist also reveals how they think. This makes the process as much an exploration of them-selves as of the subject matter and in a way I have grown to see my works as self-portraits."
Rosie Lomberg 2009
Rosie Lomberg Shakoor