About Rosa – Artist

Rosa’s work highlights the correlation of bold colour and tropical landscapes. Rosa lovingly recalls fond memories of her grandmother’s visits to London from Jamaica as she opened her bag filled with home-grown mangoes. Bright colour has been synonymous with the countries Rosa has been drawn to visit including India, South America and Cuba.

In 2017, Rosa had an art residency in Peru, the Amazon jungle remains a clear influence in her work. Rosa learnt about natural pigments, creating her own watercolour paints for her art.

“I enjoy using a palette of bright, bold happy colours.” The result is a collection of wildlife that sits confidently in their landscapes with simple yet strong effect.

The personality of Rosa’s work is brought alive through her meditation practise called Metta Bhavana, the essence of which spreads well-being, kindness and a sense of the now.

This spiritual influence supports her respect and observation in nature, from her confident use of colour to an underlying defiant stature in the poses of her subjects.

Details of natural pigment paintings by Rosa Doyle
Details of natural pigment paintings by Rosa Doyle

Born in London in 1987, Rosa Doyle currently lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex.

As a practising Buddhist, vegetarian & sensitive individual, Rosa holds a deep respect for nature and the planet. With an exotic flare, Rosa’s work echoes vibrancy and vitality.

A creative and commercial spark runs in the genes. Rosa’s grandmother was a seamstress and her love of hand crafted textiles was passed to her great aunt who designed and sold her children’s wear brand to major US stores in the 1960-70’s.

Cucumber, Khol Rabi, Carrots, Fennel and Tomatoes’  Watercolour Painting by Rosa Doyle 2019

Colour is a huge part of Rosa’s work because of its power in nature, working hard to attract attention or similarly ward off unwanted interest. The colourful influence also stems from the diverse mix of her home city London where cultures assimilate and make their mark.

Rosa uses a range of media to create her work. Using watercolour paint her work produces a more natural result. Printmaking and the digital work have a more simplistic characteristic that adds a new strength to the subject.

Details of ‘Red Sea Fish’ Screen Prints by Rosa Doyle 2014

Rosa Doyle Curriculum Vitae

Rosa Doyle is a visual artist, working primarily in painting and print-making. Often working with bold colour and graphic pattern and has an affinity with natural history, collected ephemera, narrative, myths and folktales from around the world. She was born on March 9, 1987 and currently lives and works in Hastings, East Sussex, UK

Recent Clients include:
Garden Museum –London, UK
De La Warr Pavillion – Bexhill on sea, UK
Derby Museum – Derbyshire, UK
London Buddhist Centre – London, UK

Art Related Employment and Experience:
2014 – Art Fabrication of Textile pieces for Flora Parrott’s  Fixed Positions Installation at Tintype Gallery London
2012 – Design Assistant at Asudari Fashion, London
2012 – Design Assistant to Rachel Friere Fashion Designer, London
2011 – Design Assistant to Artisan Edward Griffiths – London

Solo Exhibitions:
2019 – Market Garden – The Crown, Hastings
2018 – Fruit Saloon – St Margret’s House, London
2014  – Red Sea Fish, The Gowlett, London
2011 – Print Show, The Oak Studio, London

Group Exhibitions:
2019 – Cat show – The Dirty Old Gallery, Hastings
2016  – Morphogenesis  – Westminster Reference Library London
2015 – Christmas Exhibition – Lubomirov Angus-Hughes London
2015  – Royal Society of Marine Artists. Celebrating the Sea, The Mall Galleries, London
2010  – Print Salon Mews Project Space, London
2009  – This Will Kill That, Nicholls and Clarke Building, London
2008 – A3 – Notting Hill Arts Club, London

Art Fairs and pop ups and Events:
2018 – Hastings Illustration Festival, Hastings, East Sussex
2016  – West Dean Print Fair, West Sussex
2015 – Biophilia B street Deli pop up at The Fashion and Textiles Museum in connection with Liberty London Exhibition.
2011 – E17 Art Trail, Beyca, London
2009  – Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, Candid Arts Trust, London

Press and Publications:
2017 – Triratna Arts and Culture Catalogue
2016 – Just a Card Spring Shopping guide
2015 – 10 best Prints for under £100 – The independent

Charity events:
2018 – Camden School for Girls anonymous postcard auction
2017 – Camden School for Girls Anonymous postcard auction
2016 – Camden School for Girls Anonymous Postcard Auction
2015 – Charity Fundraiser for The Cube Cinema KKP Bristol

Artwork included in International private collections in the following locations:
England : Bath, Billingshurst, Bristol, Cambridge, Hastings,
Leeds, Lincolnshire, London, Norwich, Rochester, Shoreham by Sea, Staffordshire

Europe: Varberg, Sweden. Beziers, France
Russia: Moscow
USA: New York

Education and training:
2019-2022 Pathways into Children’s Publishing
2017 – Artist in Residence at Sachaqa Centro de Arte – San Roque, Amazon Peru.
2017 – Studied with Artist Geenss Archenti Flores – working with plants as natural pigments – Tarapoto Peru.
2017 – Studied With Artist Elizabeth Butler – Member of The Royal Society of Watercolour Artists.
2017 – Life Drawing at The Royal Drawing School, London UK.
2011 – Technical Drawing for film and Television at Pinewood studios.
2006-2009 BA (Hons) Illustration
Camberwell College of Arts University of the Arts London