Studied at Canterbury and Bideford Colleges of Art.  Taught GCE 'O' level and Recreational art.  Exhibited in the West country in the early 1970's.  Has had work accepted by the Royal Academy and New English Art Club.  Worked from life models in Leslie Marr's studio and studied life painting with Dick Lee in 1980's.  Exhibits in Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire and London.  Several works are in collections abroad. 1998 - returned to teaching Adult Education & private classes. Has studios in Norfolk and Suffolk.


Works in gouache, acrylic, oil and mixed media.


Having worked naturally in a soft ‘impressionistic’ manner for many years I have found myself over the past 10 years or so moving into more abstract ways of expressing myself.

Fascination with both positive and negative shapes and how they relate in space plus a desire to explore surfaces and underlying textures has brought me along this path.

Sometimes the inspiration is from a visual form or colour, music or poetry. I am never certain where the journey will go but something exciting happens and often the layers revealed are akin to the facets of our lives and the under painting of our being.


The artist has lived in Norfolk since 1973 and when not painting tends a large and much loved garden which she has created. This and her paintings have featured in ‘Gardens Illustrated’, EDP ‘Norfolk’  and ‘The English Garden’ magazines.  Music plays another large part in her life and is never far away. She sings with several choral societies and was ‘Artist in Residence’ at the York Early Music Festival in 2004. York Minster reproduced her work as posters and postcards.  Enjoys bird watching and country & coastal walks with her dogs.


Rosemary Carruthers