Rosalind Cuthbert took her MA in Painting at the Royal College of Art between 1974 and 1977. She is a co-director of the Art Shed in Winscombe, North Somerset. She taught at Central School of Art and Design as a printmaking tutor between 1979 and 1993 as well as initiating several shorter painting courses in Italy, France and Wales.
She has had several solo exhibitions including Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath in 1995 and Bristol Cathedral in 1989 where she exhibited paintings and prints as part of the Bristol Print Festival in a show entitled 'Hostages'. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions at a number of prestigious venues including the Royal Academy, London, Medici Gallery, London and Plymouth City Art Gallery. She has won four awards including a first prize at the Royal West of England Academy and a 2nd prize at the National Portrait Gallery.
Her work is represented in nine public collections, the National Portrait Gallery, National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Contemporary Arts Society to name but three.
Edward Burra and 'Balthus' are cited as early influences upon her work alongside her teachers Blair Hughes-Stanton and Cecil Collins.
‘I am a figurative painter who seeks visual poetry in the experiences of looking, imagining and remembering. All kinds of things may stimulate this process including landscape and journeys, objects strange or familiar, and people and their stories. At present I am working on a suite of paintings celebrating the Arts, to draw attention to the importance of the creative life which dedicated artists, musicians and performers are committed to despite the current economic and political climate which threatens many artists’ livelihoods.’