M a r i a R o s e
This website shows a selection of works by plein air painter Maria Rose.
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B i o g r a p h y
Maria was born in Croydon, London in 1985 and has subsequently lived the West Country for most of her life. She obtained a 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 has exhibited with the South West Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil painters, the Chelsea Art Society and the New English Art Club among others and recently exhibited at Capturing the Moment, the inaugural show of the British Plein Air Painters at the Menier Gallery, London. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Award for a Painting (CaS 2017) and Windsor and Newton Young Artist 2nd Prize (ROI 2017).
Maria was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018.
E d u c a t i o n
Plymouth University (Exeter College of Art and Design) 2005 – 2007 (BA hons Fine Art)
Weston College 2003 – 2004 (Foundation Diploma in Art and Design)
E x h i b i t i o n s / P r i z e s
The People’s Landscape, National Trust Claydon House, 7th September - 2nd October 2019
Pintar Rapido 2019 Cass Art Prize winner
Second Prize winner at ROI Paint Live 2018
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries 28 November- 9 December 2018
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2018
Capturing the Moment with the British Plein Air Painters, Menier Gallery, October 2018
New English Art Club open exhibition 2018
Exeter Affordable Art Fair December 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters open exhibition 2017, Mall Galleries, 29th November to 10th December.
(awarded the Winsor and Newton 2nd prize for a young artist)
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2017
Chelsea Art Society open exhibition 2017
(awarded the Julian Barrow Award for a painting, in memory of the late President)
Second Prize winner ROI Paint Live 2016
Royal Institute of Oil Painters open exhibition 2016
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2016
Chelsea Art Society open exhibition 2016
Joint exhibition with Tom Stevenson, The Mall Deli, Clifton, January 2016
Third Prize winner ROI Paint Live 2015
Royal Institute of Oil Painters open exhibition 2015
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition September 2015
Fourth Wall, Northcott Theatre, Exeter Jan 2015
‘Picnic with a Brush’ at Plein Air Contemporary Oct 14
‘Two Views’ joint exhibition with Tom Stevenson, Northcott Theatre September/ October 2014
‘Real Somerset’ open exhibition A2 Gallery, Wells, July 2014
Bridgwater Arts Centre open exhibition 2014 (commended in young artist prize)
University of Exeter, Paddon Award finalist 2014, 2015, 2016
University of Plymouth Degree Show 2007