Maria Rose was born in London in 1985 but has subsequently lived the West Country for most of her life including her degree in Fine Art from the University of Plymouth in Exeter in 2007. She mostly paints outdoors ‘en plein air’ and seeks impressionistic portrayal of light and colour. She also enjoys the occasional still-life in the studio when the weather is against her.
Maria's paintings attest to her strength in drawing and firm belief that drawing is the foundation of all great figurative work. Maria's dedication towards accurately portraying her subject and her sensitive treatment of light, situation and place is rooted in the great British tradition of figurative painting.
Maria was part of the 2018 inaugural exhibition of the British Plein Air Painters and also with the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, the New English Art Club, the Chelsea Art Society and the South West Academy. Amongst other academic prizes and accolades, she was also a contestant on Sky Landscape Artist of the Year 2018. We’re delighted to be exhibiting Maria Rose’s fresh and original paintings and with the latest addition to our GrandyArt portfolio of emerging British artists.