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
Christie's Inaugural Exhibition, London, 1983
Liverpool International Garden Festival, 1984
27 Artists Till the Roof Falls In, group show, Art East, London. 1985
'Art Now' Eirlys Tynan Gallery, London. 1987
The Young Unknowns Gallery London, group show 1987
The Showroom London, group show 1989
City Racing London - Solo Show, 1991
New Blood Art Gallery, 2018
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London, 2018
Florence Biennale 2019
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.