Rosie Augustine Art
Flying olives and striped cocktail sticks.
I can explain ...
And if you are curious about the birds... click here
... It was my single ambition to be an artist. That and continually trying to make my Dad laugh - a habit that often surfaces in my art today.
So, after completing art school in Edinburgh I entered into a career in graphic design and advertising. A couple of years later I left Scotland behind to land in Portland, Oregon - the launch point of a wildly intense 12 year entrepreneurial adventure as co-founder/art director of three start-up businesses developing children's reading and creativity products.
All those years of hands-on, diversified creative experiences are the essence of my art today. As a mixed media artist, my art is an intensely detailed and colorful fusion of technique in drawing, painting, illustration, design, typography, photography, assemblage and digital fine art.
Inspiration comes from something noticed a long time ago — or recently, and somehow surfaces today in my head in the shower! Or in the middle of the night, or who know where. A starting point can often be tiny but will evolve through twists and turns, igniting further thoughts and elements to become a chorus that takes on real form and shape.
I work with all sorts of tools and even build my own frames - which are pretty rustic due to my very basic woodworking tools, but they certainly add unique appeal since the design and assembly is my brainchild and I have yet to see them copied! One of my favorite artists says that when you create something out of nothing, it doesn't matter which tools you use.
These last few years I have been juried in to some really wonderful art shows and feel considerable acceptance as an artist. There is huge joy in watching visitors at shows become drawn to my art... my art! I love that!
Art is so absolutely subjective... and whatever draws your eye to my work is interesting and significant - whether you love it or not.
One Sees What One Sees
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