Rosa Sepple PPRI
‘A Girl About Town’
‘A Girl About Town’
Rosa Sepple PPRI was born in 1951 in London of Italian/British parents, Luciana and James Wright. Her formative years were spent in Northern Italy, growing up with her Italian grandparents in Treviso, near Venice. Throughout these years she spent a great deal of time in the studio of her grandfather, Italian artist, Salvatore Casagrande. On returning to England, after attending grammar school, Rosa married photographer Ed Sepple and after raising two sons she was able to devote most of her time to painting.
Rosa Sepple was elected President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour in January 2017 … an accolade never awarded to a female member of the Institute before, she served as President until April 2022.
Rosa Sepple is a self-taught artist, starting her painting career in the late 1990’s. She is renown for her striking mixed-media paintings that are based on watercolour and collage.
She is now fully occupied as a painter committed to producing exciting, vibrant and highly original figurative works combining observation, memory and imagination.
Rosa’s compositions have a powerful visual strength and refreshing spontaneity. She experiments continuously using a combination of mediums including water colour, acrylic, gouache and ink as well as collage to produce beautiful textured surfaces and rich variations of colour and tone.
Most of her inspiration is drawn from ordinary people and everyday experiences and events. These are then transformed and transported into a dream-like world of her own.
Above all else, Rosa Sepple’s unique style brings a whimsical feel to her paintings. People appear to float or fly in her work and architecture leans or topples in magical directions to compliment a composition. Pushing artistic boundaries at every possible opportunity, Rosa Sepple’s sense of adventure, colour and spirit continually shines out.
All paintings are framed, and ready to hang with triple mounts and speciality glass which not only provides remarkable clarity, but provides high levels of UV protection.