Fine Artist and Illustrator in Sydney, Australia
Rose Morrison is multi skilled creative artist specialising in traditional oil painting, watercolour, design, illustration, and is an art and upholstery restorer.
Celebrating iconic design and fashion moments of the past and present, Rose Morrison's paintings and illustrations give a nod to nostalgia but with a fresh contemporary edge. Without pretension, the colourful women in her works are approachable yet proud, they emanate confidence and style. Each character is carefully designed and painted to create a personality that is both unique yet can connect to a vast audience.
Rose's critically and commercially successful paintings are collected widely within Australia and overseas. She has exhibited in prominent and high profile exhibitions within public galleries across Australia, including the Gippsland Art Gallery, the Macquarie University Art Gallery, the University of Queensland Art Museum and the Melbourne Art Fair.
For eight years she lived and painted in France whilst being represented by Sullivan+Strumpf Gallery in Sydney (under the name of VR Morrison). She has also been a finalist in many prestigious art awards including the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (highly commended), the Sulman Prize, and winner of the People’s Choice Metro Gallery Art Award.
Rose is also a successful illustrator, she has had her illustrations and paintings licensed around the world.
Between her creative projects Rose has become a respected academic in art education; she lectures in Painting at the National Art School of Australia and in Fashion Illustration at the University of Technology Sydney. Her extensive knowledge and excellent communication skills see her teaching classes in diverse creative fields in tertiary and public institutions, including the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Community College.
Rose enjoys laughing, watching Netflix Comedies, hanging out with her family/ friends and pampering her beloved poodle muse "Ripley". She is also daytime nanny to Rocky and Tilda (her beloved pooches).