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Born in Albury NSW in 1964, Wilson studied at the National Art School and Darwin University, acquiring her BA (Visual Arts) at Newcastle University in 1997. She dedicates most of her time to portraiture and landscape. She has been a practicing artist for over 15 years, during that time she has been selected for the James Farrell Self Portrait Award, the Salon des Refusés 2010 and was a finalist in the Archibald Prize 2012, Doug Moran National Portrait Prize 2112 and the Black Swan Prize in 2013 & 2015 & 2016
Rose has completed studies at East Sydney Tech, Darwin University and Newcastle University acquiring her BAVA in 1995. Wilson has had extensive exhibitions in Darwin, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and regional Victoria receiving prizes, awards and a considerable ammount of commissions.
“Moving up North was the turning point in my art where symbolism became a major factor in constructing each work, which formed the basis of my artistic expression. Living in East Arnhem Land, for 2 years was an amazing experience and one I will always cherish, giving me the insight of story telling through art.
14 years ago Wilson moved to Regional Victoria in the Hepburn shire where she works tirelessly in her studio, which overlooks Mt. Macedon. Her recent exhibition of aboriginal oil sketches was a huge success but her fascination for Australian bush is also on the agenda.
Wilson has had countless success with her art over the years and even though her work has varied considerably, from colourful still life to powerful oil sketches, there are key elements that remains quite evident in her artwork, and that is the use of vibrant colour, symbolism and her unique textural surfaces that have become her trademark over the years.