Born 1961 Bromley, Kent.
1997 Trinity School of Music London, Licentiate Diploma (piano performer) with distinction.
1984 Chelsea School of Art, London MA
1983 Chelsea School of Art, London BA (1st)
1983 Awarded the Henry Moore Scholarship
1991, Solo exhibition, City Racing, London
2020, Paks Gallery Austria, Munich Germany
2019, Art Screen TV digital exhibiton, Galerie du Marche Prestige, Montreux, Switzerland
2019, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
2019, Brave Fine Art, Featuring in opening contemporary collection
2019, Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence
2019, We Contemporary art catalogue 5th edition, Musa Art, Italy
2018, Royal Society of Oil Painters exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
1990, Group exhibition, The Showroom, London
1990, Group exhibition, Art Now, London
1990, 27 Artists till the roof falls in, Art East, London
1990, International Garden Festival, International Garden Festival, Liverpool
1990, Christie's Inaugural, Christie's, London
Competitions, Prizes & Awards
2019, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
2018, Royal Institute of Oil Painters exhibition
City Racing: The Life and Times of an Artist Run Gallery.
Reference photo in Tate Modern
Rosemary Burn is a British figurative painter.
She chooses subjects which have entered her everyday world; mainly people and seemingly commonplace objects, turning them into extraordinary images. She sees portrait painting as an opportunity to offer a glimpse into the lives of others, exploring themes such as identity, culture, power, and ultimately the creation of today’s world by its central aspect, human beings.
An enigmatic stillness accompanies the paintings, and the use of fluid brushstrokes and lighting enhance the sculptural, three dimensional aspect of her subjects. She has a longstanding interest in the paranormal and the possibility of other realms; other subjects which are also evident within the paintings are transitory states of existence (melting, freezing, evaporation), and time, described by the very act of painting which encapsulates a point in time through a history of brush marks.
Rosemary studied at Chelsea School of Art, London, gaining an MA in fine art. She is also an accomplished classical pianist.