Rosemary Carruthers IEA


Rosemary studied at Canterbury and Bideford Colleges of Art. Taught GCE ‘O’ level and recreational art. First exhibited in the West Country in the early 1970’s. She has had work accepted by the Royal Academy and New English Art Club. Exhibited in Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire and London. Several works are in collections abroad. Returned to teaching Adult Education & private classes in 1998. Tutored art course in Switzerland. Now retired from teaching. Has studios in Norfolk and Suffolk.

I work in gouache, acrylic, oil, pastel and mixed media in a wide range of subjects. I keep my styles of painting open so as to have fresh ways of expressing myself and not become someone who churns out the same old thing. I derive great pleasure from incorporating animal and human figures into my work as they go about their daily work or play, often using humour to lighten situations.

A fascination with both positive and negative shapes and how they relate in space plus a desire to explore surfaces and underlying textures are sometimes the inspiration; or it can come from a visual form, colour, music or poetry.

Rosemary has shown work at Westcliffe Gallery (Norfolk), Llewellyn Alexander (London), School House Gallery (Norfolk), Look Gallery (North Yorkshire), Thompsons Gallery (Suffolk), City Gallery (London), Mall Galleries (London) and Kentmere House (York). Her work has also been featured in “Gardens Illustrated” and “Norfolk and the English Gardens Illustrated”.