Rosie Burns

Rosie Burns

Obsessive creative is probably an accurate description. I became a full time, self-employed Artist in 2004, I have experience in secondary school Art Teaching, managing an Art Gallery, community based / workshop teaching and selling and exhibiting my work in solo shows and through a number of galleries.

'From Here to There' solo exhibition 2009

Rosie Burns - 'From Here to There' solo exhibition 2009

I have always needed something to do, or make. At playschool there was concern that I had no interest in any interaction, just the easels. At 17 I was selling vivid watercolour ink nudes in a café, working to commission in watercolour and pen and ink. Since then I have taught Palestinian Bedouin English, worked as an Archaeological cartographer and illustrator, developed pen and ink illustration, exhibited paintings, and qualified to teach Art, I was a full time Art teacher for six and half years, teaching the national curriculum to 11-19 year olds.

I have held 5 successful solo exhibitions and look forward to a sixth in 2010. Autumn 2009 sees work in over a dozen galleries and various eateries and hostelries in Devon – I was also catalogued for the 2009 Cork Street Charity Open. I gained a good deal of insight and experience in the management, exhibition and sales of Art through working in Coves Quay Gallery, Salcombe. In 2008 I relocated to Bideford and am a committee member of North Devon Arts, I installed an environmental sculpture and taught at the 2009 Appledore Visual Arts Festival. I have work in 3 arts co-operatives: Gallery 14 Torrington, The Little Gallery Bideford and Art Coop Gallery 39 in Barnstaple.

I have a current CRB Check Certificate and enjoy teaching Art courses/ workshops. I have and will work to commission in various media, work ranging from portraits, horses, houses, landscapes and nudes and some digital design work using Photoshop.