Rosa Sepple was born in London of Italian/British parents and lived in Venice and London for many of her early years in the company of her Italian grandfather, artist Salvatore Casagrande. Rosa is self taught, starting her career as an artist in the late nineties.
She was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 2004 and a member of the Society of Women Artists in 2009.
She has private collectors worldwide and has exhibited in most of the major art exhibitions, including the Royal Academy in London.
As an artist watching from across the gallery floor Rosa says, “I love to see the smile upon the face of the onlooker”.
Anthony J Lester – Member of the International Association of Art Critics and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts said of the work: “Her compositions are bursting with vitality and primary idiosyncratic colours, which ingeniously weave together the figurative and the fantasy, always delighting my censorious eye.
Here we have a painter who has fine tuned her skills to give us paintings that are always full of dramatic impact and refreshing spontaneity, and frequently imbued with her quirky sense of humour.
The observant will see echoes of Marc Chagall (the flying figures) and perhaps even a suggestion of John Piper (in some of her vivacious architectural scenes). However, her images are certainly not flaccid imitations – far from it. Sepple has developed a highly distinctive style that is intensely personal”.