QUOTES

RosaSepple
PRESIDENT of the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS
“You can see why; her exuberant and fantastical figurative style Chagall meets Anthony Green meets John Piper, incorporating collage and paint on jewelled surfaces, is hugely attractive” - Nicholas Usherwood "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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QUOTES

RosaSepple
PRESIDENT of the ROYAL INSTITUTE OF PAINTERS IN WATER COLOURS
© 2019 All contents. 2019 Rosa Sepple. All rights reserved Website designed and maintained by Stage Designs UK
“You can see why; her exuberant and fantastical figurative style Chagall meets Anthony Green meets John Piper, incorporating collage and paint on jewelled surfaces, is hugely attractive” - Nicholas Usherwood "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