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"There   is   a   long   running   conundrum   -   "Are   artists   born   or   made?"   Many contradictory   views   are   held   but   I   favour   the   one   expressed   by   the writer   and   film   director,   Woody   Allen,   who   said;   "You   can   work   and work   and   work,   but   if   you   don't   have   it   inborn,   then   it's   a   hopeless pusuit."   Rosa   Sepple   is   surely   a   textbook   example   of   inborn   artistc talent.   Sepple's   affinity   with   other   painters   is   not   solely   the   result   of eclecticism;   the   observant   will   see   echoes   of   Marc   Chagall   (the   flying figures)   and   perhaps   even   a   suggestion   of   John   Piper   (in   some   of   her vivacious   architectual   scenes).   However,   her   images   are   certainly   not flaccid    imitations    -    far    from    it.    Sepple    has    developed    a    highly distinctive style that is intensely personal. Anthony J. Lester - Member of International Association of Art Critics and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts We   both   love   the   humour   in   Rosa's   paintings;   every   time   we   look   at them   it   makes   us   smile.   The   paintings   are   so   original,   colourful   and quirky." Ros and David Davies "Somehow   she   manages   to   use   her   own   autobiographical   vision   to   tell different and similar stories to more than one audience." Gillian Mitchell "Great   art   is   the   result   of   inspiration,   imagination,   creativity   and   an abundance   of   skill,   combined   with   that   rarest   of   attributes   -   natural talent. In Rosa Sepple's work we see all of these." Andrew Hillier, 2008 "The   joy   that   we   now   take   in   her   painting   comes   out   of   this   brilliant combination   of   irreverent   playfulness   with   her   now   highly   developed formal   composition   skills.   Yes   we   have   distortion   and   elongation,   an abandonment   of   perspective,   a   disregard   for   scale   and,   to   say   the least,   a   most   unusual   and   eclectic   use   of   mediums   and   materials,   but they    all    work    now    within    the    framework    of    beautifully    balanced constructions   of   colour   and   form.   Her   pictures   are   crafted   and   honed, painted   and   repainted   until   they   are   right,   without   ever   losing   the illusion   of   spontaneity   and   playfulness.   There   is   cleverness   here,   an ability   to   make   difficult   things   look   easy   and   in   a   sense   it   is   this apparent    childlike    ease    that    gives    her    paintings    so    much    of    their appeal. There   is   that   feeling,   as   we   see   in   Lowry   as   well,   that   we   could almost   have   done   them   ourselves,   until   we   try   that   is.   Only   then   do   we appreciate   the   mastery   and   care   that   goes   into   the   making   of   the picture." John Gilboy, 2008 " Rosa    continues    to    produce    highly    original    works    that    are    vibrant, energetic   and   magical.   The   paintings   possess   a   rare   combination   of opposites;     innocence     and     sophistication,     reality     and     distortion, actuality    and    fantasy.    The    painting    process    also    embodies    diverse actions.   An   initial   drawing   stage,   a   time   when   the   painting   is   allowed to   take   over   to   do   what   it   will,   when   any   action   taken   is   loose   and spontaneous,   a   time   when   attack   is   required,   scraping   back,   painting over    and    sometimes    "crossing    fingers".    Compositions    are    another important   factor. These   are   daring   and,   at   times,   deliberately   awkward and   quirky   giving      a   unique   character   to   the   subject   whether   this   be   an image of Venice or a troupe of saucy dancing girls." Colin Kent RI, 2007

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"There   is   a   long   running   conundrum   -   "Are   artists   born   or made?"   Many   contradictory   views   are   held   but   I   favour   the one   expressed   by   the   writer   and   film   director,   Woody   Allen, who   said;   "You   can   work   and   work   and   work,   but   if   you   don't have   it   inborn,   then   it's   a   hopeless   pusuit."   Rosa   Sepple   is surely   a   textbook   example   of   inborn   artistc   talent.   Sepple's affinity    with    other    painters    is    not    solely    the    result    of eclecticism;   the   observant   will   see   echoes   of   Marc   Chagall (the   flying   figures)   and   perhaps   even   a   suggestion   of   John Piper    (in    some    of    her    vivacious    architectual    scenes). However,   her   images   are   certainly   not   flaccid   imitations   - far   from   it.   Sepple   has   developed   a   highly   distinctive   style that is intensely personal. Anthony J. Lester - Member of International Association of Art Critics and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts We   both   love   the   humour   in   Rosa's   paintings;   every   time   we look    at    them    it    makes    us    smile.    The    paintings    are    so original, colourful and quirky." Ros and David Davies "Somehow   she   manages   to   use   her   own   autobiographical vision   to   tell   different   and   similar   stories   to   more   than   one audience." Gillian Mitchell "Great   art   is   the   result   of   inspiration,   imagination,   creativity and   an   abundance   of   skill,   combined   with   that   rarest   of attributes   -   natural   talent.   In   Rosa   Sepple's   work   we   see   all of these." Andrew Hillier, 2008 "The   joy   that   we   now   take   in   her   painting   comes   out   of   this brilliant   combination   of   irreverent   playfulness   with   her   now highly    developed    formal    composition    skills.    Yes    we    have distortion   and   elongation,   an   abandonment   of   perspective,   a disregard   for   scale   and,   to   say   the   least,   a   most   unusual   and eclectic   use   of   mediums   and   materials,   but   they   all   work now     within     the     framework     of     beautifully     balanced constructions   of   colour   and   form.   Her   pictures   are   crafted and    honed,    painted    and    repainted    until    they    are    right, without     ever     losing     the     illusion     of     spontaneity     and playfulness.   There   is   cleverness   here,   an   ability   to   make difficult   things   look   easy   and   in   a   sense   it   is   this   apparent childlike    ease    that    gives    her    paintings    so    much    of    their appeal.   There   is   that   feeling,   as   we   see   in   Lowry   as   well, that   we   could   almost   have   done   them   ourselves,   until   we   try that   is.   Only   then   do   we   appreciate   the   mastery   and   care that goes into the making of the picture." John Gilboy, 2008 " Rosa   continues   to   produce   highly   original   works   that   are vibrant,   energetic   and   magical.   The   paintings   possess   a   rare combination    of    opposites;    innocence    and    sophistication, reality   and   distortion,   actuality   and   fantasy.   The   painting process   also   embodies   diverse   actions.   An   initial   drawing stage,   a   time   when   the   painting   is   allowed   to   take   over   to do    what    it    will,    when    any    action    taken    is    loose    and spontaneous,   a   time   when   attack   is   required,   scraping   back, painting   over   and   sometimes   "crossing   fingers".   Compositions are    another    important    factor.    These    are    daring    and,    at times,   deliberately   awkward   and   quirky   giving      a   unique character   to   the   subject   whether   this   be   an   image   of   Venice or a troupe of saucy dancing girls." Colin Kent RI, 2007
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