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Rosie Augustine Art

Many years ago IZAL was a useful substitute for tracing paper used by little budding artists (me) in Scotland.

BTW if you're curious about the birds that often show up in my art...

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... It was my single ambition to be an artist. That and 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.

My inspiration comes from something noticed sometime, someplace - and at some point needs to surface into art. 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 basic woodworking tools, but they certainly add unique appeal since the design and assembly is my brainchild. One of my favorite artists says that when you create something out of nothing, it doesn't matter which tools you use.   

Having been juried in to many wonderful art shows I feel acceptance as an artist. There is huge joy in watching visitors enjoy my art... my art! I love that!


Art is so absolutely subjective... and whatever draws your eye to my work is significant - whether you love it or not.

One Sees What One Sees


Thanks for reading!

Cheers, Rosie

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