Rosa Sepple was born in 1951 in London of Italian/British parents, Luciana and James Wright. Her formative years were spent in Northern Italy, growing up with her Italian grandparents in Treviso, near Venice. Throughout these years she spent a great deal of time in the studio of her grandfather, Italian artist, Salvatore Casagrande.
On returning to England, Rosa married photographer Ed Sepple and after raising two sons she was able to devote most of her time to painting.
She is now fully occupied as a painter committed to producing exciting, vibrant and highly original figurative works combining observation, memory and imagination.
Most of her inspiration is drawn from ordinary people and everyday experiences and events. These are then transformed and transported into a dream-like world of her own.
Rosa is self taught and her compositions have a powerful visual strength and refreshing spontaneity. She experiments continuously using a combination of mediums including water colour, acrylic, gouache and ink as well as collage to produce beautiful textured surfaces and rich variations of colour and tone.
The artist has exhibited her work with the Linda Blackstone Gallery since 2002, holding highly successful solo exhibitions with the Gallery in 2005, 2007 & 2009. She exhibited at the annual exhibition of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, the Mall Galleries, London, in 2003, where she was the recipient of the Best Figurative Painting Award. At the 2004 exhibition she won the Debra Manifold Memorial Award and was subsequently elected as a full member of the RI. In March 2009 Rosa was elected a full member of the Society of Women Artists. Rosa had a painting selected and hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition in 2009.
In August 2015 Rosa’s first book illustrated with 100 works will be on sale through us.
In January 2017 Rosa Sepple was voted in as the very first female President of the prestigious Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours. We are so very proud of Rosa’s achiievements so far.
The artist’s work is in numerous private collections in the UK, Italy, France, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia and the USA.