Rosie Winn was born in 1984 in Norwich and grew up in a creative household – her father is an artist and her mother a writer. Surrounded by paint and books, she began drawing at an early age. It was an activity that came naturally to her. In 2008, Rosie graduated from the University of West of England in Bristol with an upper second class BA (Hons) Drawing & Applied Arts. In March 2012, she was shortlisted for the East Anglian Artist Development Prize awarded by the Anteros Arts Foundation. She has shown her work internationally and in the UK. She now lives in Kewstoke, North Somerset.
Rosie’s work is celebratory and humanistic, driven by a passion to explore the place of the individual in the global community through representations of the human figure. She works with a wood-burning pen on paper, a technique known as pyrography, which promotes an economy of line that encourages non-essentials to be stripped away, allowing purity of form to be revealed. Rosie likes to identify the often hidden undercurrents of rhythm in day-today life, whether it is the spontaneous simple movements of domestic activity or the choreographed sequences of dance.