As part of a quest for identity as a Caucasian woman artist responding to life in Britian between 1970-2020,my artwork can be viewed as a mix of content, form and audience communication.
Over a 40 year period I have returned time and again to the subject of Ancient Myth focusing on the Classics and Celtic themes.A keen interest in the philosophy of Carl Jung has underscored my visual art paractice of painting with a cyclical aspect which involves both the male/female aspect of my personality. This is what Jung calls the 'Anima' and 'Animus' and how this connects individuals to the 'architypes ' found in myths and fairytales.Working from these sources I access my core identity in the relation to the world today.The writer Helene Cixous has discussed this process in her work Dream I Tell You .
Visually influenced by the Europen art work of Anselm Kiefer;Gerhard Richter and Mimmo Paladino, i aim to expand the current subject matter to include The Mabinogion [transllation Sionaed Davies] and Ovid's Metamorphosis.
CV & Education
C V : 2020 : ROSE ROSE [from 1981- born: Rose Mary Pearson]
1946: Born London, Islington.
1952: Schools in Sussex [ST MARYS HALL/RHODEAN] and Middlesex SOUTHLANDS SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.
1962:City of Westminster College [A levels]
1965:L’Institut Britannique, PARIS
1967- 1969: Ealing School of Art, LONDON. DIPLOMA IN ART/DESIGN.
1971-1974: University of Exeter, DEVON. B.A.[HONS] FINE ART.
1997-1999: De Montfort University, LEICESTER. M.A. ART EDUCATION.
2000-2003: De Montfort University, LEICESTER.PHD. FINE ART PRACTICE.
ART LECTURING POSTS:
1976-78: Sheffield Hallam University. Fine Art BA.
1978-1984: Sheffield City Art Galleris+ BRITISH ART SHOW /84.
1987-1992: Chesterfield College of Art, Derbyshire .Fine Art Foundation.
1997-2002: University of Sheffield.TILL: Cultural Studies Director.
2006-2007: Chesterfield College of Art. Fine Art Foundation.
2008. Sheffield Hallam University. Fine Art BA.
Main GROUP ART EXHIBITIONS:
1986: Fabian Carlsson Gallery, London. NEW ART.
1987: New Art in Yorkshire, LEEDS City Art Gallery.
1994: Wrexham Art Gallery, Clwydd, N.Wales: ‘HOMAGE’.
1996: BUCKS Gallery, New Haven , Conneticutt, USA. ‘NEW ART’.
1997: S1 STUDIOS, Sheffield in ‘SPECS’.
2009 - Butcher Works Art Exhibition, Sheffield
2009 - Experimental ideas ., Rare and Racy, Sheffield
2010 - Artworks, Chesterfield College of Art, Chesterfield
2010 - Found, Butcher Works, Sheffield
2010 - Leeds City Art Gallery- OPEN ART 2010, LEEDS CITY ART GALLERY, LEEDS
2010 - 'Not the Royal Acadamy', Llewellen Alexander Gallery., London
2011-'Diversity'. Galerie Ober Licht Saal . Sindelfinden. Stuttgart Germany.
2014-'Art in Culture' [Portrait of a Landscape] Tabernacle Gallery, Notting Hill, London.W11.
2017-2020: Paintings at 'The Yards' , Hunters Bar, Sheffield S 11.
Main SOLO ART EXHIBITIONS:
1986;MAPPIN ART GALLERY, SHEFFIELD. ‘PRIMARY SOURCES’
1988: RUSKIN GALLERY, SHEFFIELD ‘EVOLVING HABITS’.
1992:LEEDS METROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY ‘EVOLVING HABITS’
2002:DE MONTFORT UNIVERSITY, Leicester. ‘SOMA-SERIES’
2006: London Road Gallery, Sheffield. ‘ROUTES MANOEURVRING’.
2009: Hay Hill Gallery, Cork Street , Mayfair, London W1 ‘LINGA-FRANCA’.
2014: Tabernale Gallery, Notting Hill, London W 8.'LINES IN THE LANDSCAPE'.
2015: Shire Hall Gallery, STAFFORD:'SCAPES'.
ART in MAJOR COLLECTIONS:
Arts Council of England: BINARY FISSION purchased 1987.
Arts Council of England : for Sheffield City Art Galleries:
'Interior Rock and Roll' , purchased 1986.
Six Private Collections: UK,Europe,USA.1987-2010.
Art Awards [A4E] Arts Council of England award of £4,500. 1997.Lo
[NB Location change in 2019 from Derbyshire to West Wales.]