Rose is a Bristol based artist who graduated in 2003 at The University of the West of England with a BA (hons) degree in Illustration. Since then, her work has steadily progressed towards fine art painting, allowing her more creative freedom. She has exhibited in numerous shows spread across Bristol, Bath, London, Plymouth, Glasgow, Brussels, Amsterdam, New York and Singapore. The things that are generally disregarded in the world around her are a great influence, including natural history, entomology, anatomy and strange creatures. Where some may see ugliness, disgust or distaste, Rose sees beauty and intrigue. Her paintings aim to invite people to explore past their first impressions and delve deeper into the heart of nature. Current work focuses predominantly on the fragility of life, bringing to light many issues to do with human understanding. The object of death is seen not as a morbid obsession created to shock or offend but as an appreciation of what once was: to honour and celebrate its existence. Expressive backgrounds that give a feeling of decay (peeling layers of wallpaper, cracked surfaces, aged and ‘distressed’) are combined with fine attention to detail in the subject matter, producing a vibrant mixture of traditional and experimental techniques. Made to provoke in an understated way, Rose demonstrates that there is more than meets the eye in her world, and ours.