Credentials / Awards & other
Rosie studied Graphic Design at Randwick TAFE in the early 80s then spent 9 years working in Canberra as a designer and art director for the well known design studio, Quantum.
She was acknowledged for winning a national design award for a poster series commissioned by the Australian Heritage Commission.
After joining the company Wingrove Wingrove, in partnership with her brother Ian Wingrove in the early 90's, Rosie won another national award 'best typography in books' for an art catalogue commissioned by the Australian National Gallery.
Rosie started painting seriously in her mid 30's and found a special niche in the polo world. Her ability to paint horses well, is undeniable.
Although originally working in water colours and smaller paintings, she eventually moved to a much larger format with her trade mark 'impressionist style using bold strong
colours in acrylic'.
In 1996 Rosie held her first major art exhibition sponsored by Veuve Clicquot and hosted by the ANA Hotel in Sydney. Within three hours 10 of the 20 pieces were sold and shortly after the other 10 were heading to Dubai to a private collector who then commissioned her to produce 16 pieces over two consecutive years.
Rosie has since sold paintings to private collectors in America, England and Singapore.
The majority of Rosie's works are commissioned pieces produced in her gallery on the family farm, 'Walla Wallah' near her home town Forbes. BACK
2021 Purchase cottage in town & build studio. Travel & the occasional painting!
2020 Commissions, Covid & house renos!
2019 In conjunction with Forbes Arts Society and 'Grazing down the Lachlan', Rosie's sculpture trail vision becomes a serious reality with a grant from the NSW Government of over $7,000,000.
2019 Waratahs & Wallabies painting sells for record price at Presidents Rugby Lunch Auction (over $7000)
2017 The 'amazing' sculpture, designed by Rosie and built by local engineers and farmers is installed as the first monumental sculpture on the SDL trail.
Opened by the Governor of NSW,
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd).