Rosanne Wiseman



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Untitled (2018) Mixed media on paper. 84 x 59cm.

Nightfall (2018) Acrylic on canvas 40 x 40 cm.

Blue, Red and Gold (2018) Mixed media on paper 84 x 59 cm.

Fissures 2 Mixed Media 60 x 60 cm. 2017

Surface Reflection Mixed Media 60 x 60 cm. 2017

Storm Cloud (2018) Mixed media on canvas 60 x 60 cm.


My work is a reflection of my surroundings, living on the North West coast of Scotland I am constantly in awe of the natural beauty of the landscape and the power of the elements. I am currently exploring the seashore, in particular rock pools and the surrounding rock formations. Initially attracted to the colours of the pebbles and weeds which are greatly enhanced when submerged in water. This investigation has resulted in me also looking at the surface and reflection on the water as well as the surrounding rocks with their network of fissures and lines.
Working from direct observation as well as photographs I make initial colour studies, elements of which are used in my final work. Using mixed media to create an abstract interpretation of my subject I build up layers of pigments and collage to create interesting textures and vibrant colour.
My love of colour and texture has been greatly inspired by studying the works of Richard Diebenkorn, Alberto Burri and John Blackburn, but have also gained so much from viewing a wide spectrum of art practice and continuing voyage of discovery.


Biography July 2017

I am based in the small coastal crofting township of Mellon Charles on the North West coast of Scotland. Moving here in the late sixties after dropping out of art school I have continued to paint and have attended various workshops and short courses to further my knowledge. In 2010 I decided to take up where I left off from art school and signed up for the BA (Hons) painting degree with the Open College of the Arts, affiliated to the University of Creative Arts. This has enabled me to study part time via distance learning and I am currently in the final year creating a body of work which will be my degree show.
Main influences on my work have come from studying Abstract Expressionist Richard Diebenkorn as well as the textural work of Arte Povera artists Alberto Burri, John Blackburn and sculptor Phyllida Barlow.
The primary inspiration for my current body of work lies in the sea shore, particularly rock pools, water surface and rock formations. Working from initial sketches and photographs I interpret this landscape through abstract shapes of colour and texture using mixed media and collage.
I regularly submit to local exhibitions as well as holding open studio events and have recently volunteered to help out at An Talla Solais Gallery in Ullapool to gain some curatorial experience. Once I have completed this course I look forward to exploring other aspects of the landscape as well as looking for opportunities to engage with other artists to further my professional development.


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