Rose Morrison is an Australian Illustrator from the Gold Coast, AUSTRALIA.
At 10 years of age, I dreamt of becoming the personal stylist to Miss Piggy . . . and I still do! In the meantime, I have developed into multi skilled Illustrator specialising in traditional Painting/Illustration and Digital Art Making Technologies. My work is widely known for its Fashion, Animal and Lifestyle illustrations that have been published and sold as Art Prints internationally.
Above all I enjoy laughing, hanging out with my family and I love ALL animals great and small with and dreams of being a guest judge on Ru Pauls Drag Race.
About the artist Q&A
What is your art process/ what tools do you use?
I'm pretty much self-taught and a traditional oil painter by trade. I can confidently use any art tool from watercolour to wax encaustic. The only tool I've yet to master is the airbrush! I'm a self-proclaimed Procreate Queen, but still prefer to hand illustrate over digital art as its more fun to get my hands dirty. When happy mistakes happen on real paper, they make a charming addition to my artworks. I love drawing and it feels like dancing to me. Everything I know about drawing is from studying every single “Andrew Loomis” book I could find. He is the illustration master!
Do you take private commissions?
Occasionally I do, just pop me an email and let me know what you are after.
What about commercial illustrations?
Yes, I am a professional illustrator and work with a wide variety of businesses to create illustrations for the fashion industry, magazines, logos, blogs, and books.
Where do you find inspiration from?
I love modernising design styles of the past like Hollywood Regency and Pop Art. I am also inspired by Mid Century Fashion, Interior Design, Glamour, Pop, and Drag Culture. My biggest inspirations are the animals around me.
Do you teach?
Yes I do, but only in tertiary institutions at the moment. I sometimes have classes to offer the public in painting, fashion illustration and Procreate. I advertise these on my Instagram and this website when they become available.
Where is your studio?
I live and work on the beautiful Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia.
What music do you listen to while you paint?
I'm a huge fan of Yacht Rock as a genre, current pop, while my favourite podcasts are Tom & Lorenzo's Pop Style Opinionfest, RuPaul: What's the Tee? and Dressed: The History of Fashion.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I hope to be living like the ladies in my paintings! Casually lying about in fabulous settings surrounded by animals and wearing beautiful dresses, with oversized accessories and a crown of glorious grey hair!