Ros has been a practising artist since graduating from the Central School of Art and the Royal College of Art, London.
She has had many solo shows including Anthony Hepworth Fine Art, Bath; Atelier 25, Chinon, France; and The Royal West of England Academicians’ Gallery, Bristol. She has participated in The Other Art Fair at the Arnolfini Bristol 2017 and 18, and in many group shows including The Bankside Gallery, London; The RA Summer Show, The Fermoy Centre, Kings Lynn and Plymouth City Art Gallery.
During 2017-19 she worked on an exciting and unusual Arts Council funded theatrical production called “MathildaMathilda” which was inspired by her collage paintings and her love of jazz and song writing. Ros worked with her daughter Tomasin Cuthbert Menes of Soap Soup Theatre. They toured the country performing together during 2019.
Music from the show and an interview on BCFM Radio can be heard at https://soundcloud.com/ros-cuthbert
During 2019-20 Ros developed the story of MathildaMathilda as a novel for children, called ‘The Paper Heart’.
Ros’s interest in poetry led her to found The Yellow Fox Press in 1993. She has published a number of handmade books of contemporary poetry illustrated with her wood engravings and wood cuts which she printed on her Columbian press.
In 1981 Ros won 2nd prize in the National Portrait Gallery’s portrait painting competition, and was commissioned by the Gallery to paint a double portrait of Group Captain Cheshire and Lady Rider. This has led to many commissions as a portrait painter.
Work in public collections includes the National Portrait Gallery; Contemporary Art Society; National Poetry Library; National Art Library at the V&A; and the British Library, London.
2017, 18 Arts Council grants with Soap Soup Theatre for theatre show ’MathildaMathilda’
1991 Brewhouse Open Exhibition Prize, Taunton
1982 Royal West of England Academy: 1st prize
1981 National Portrait Gallery Portrait Award: 2nd prize
1977 Madame Tussauds Award for Figurative Art (RCA)