Rosanna received First Class Honours when she studied Illustration at the University of the West of England, in Bristol.
There are two main elements to Rosanna’s approach. The first stages of her work are created using natural media – pencils for the line work, and gouache paints, applied to separate layers using a light box. This, and the rich papers she uses, gives her work its unique, handcrafted feel. Images are completed digitally, using Photoshop to clean them up and add the finishing touches.
Delicate lines and gentle textures are woven together to depict elegant, elongated figures and forms. She loves to experiment with scale, and nature usually plays a big role in her art. Rosanna chooses a limited palette for each piece, sometimes punchy, sometimes subtle, but always in keeping with the brief.
The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Wendy's , Lenny Letter, Tangent Books, The Bristol Cable, Pizza Workshop, Moon Design & Build, Yurtel
The Bristolian, Bristol
Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice
My grandpa's mechanical pencil, 0.5mm
Giannino Stoppani Libreria, Bologna