Rosie Phillips is a 21 year old self taught painter based in Norfolk. She won the Sworders’ Art Prize for Emerging Artists, The Sir John Hurt Art Prize (Highly Commended) and the John Dalton: Gently Does It Art Prize. Last November Rosie took part in Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year, where her painting was shortlisted by the judges.
Her figurative work is an examination of body language and inward states. In her paintings, she aims to ‘interrupt’ fleeting moments, observing the ways in which the figure naturally contorts and establishes itself in response to it’s environment.