About Rosslyn

Creativity in some form has been a part of Rosslyn's life for as long as she can remember. In recent years that creativity has been realised in creating artworks on canvas. Using acrylic and sometimes mixed media, various techniques give her art a contemporary look. After applying many paint layers and glazes, using palette knives or brushes, she knows her work is complete in that when she steps back from the work, it draws her into the scene before her, which has captured that moment of time and light. Her style has developed from the more stylized landscapes she did when she first began painting, tending now more towards realism.

Her subject matter is varied, including landscapes, streetscapes, beach scenes, native birds and flowers. Her greatest inspiration is the magnificent scenery of her homeland, from the South Island high country and turquoise glacial lakes, to the beaches, mountains and rivers of the North Island. She believes the flora and fauna of New Zealand is unsurpassed in its natural beauty. Her camera is with her wherever she travels as there could be a painting waiting around the next corner!

She also enjoys painting many scenes from around the world that have caught her eye on her travels. The brightly colored buildings of Italy and other Mediterranean countries have been the subject of many paintings over the years.

Mainly self taught, Rosslyn has also attended some art workshops to explore new skills. Her work is in private collections in New Zealand and many countries around the world, including the UK and Ireland, USA, Canada, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan and Australia. She has exhibited in many group exhibitions and some galleries.

Materials used

Rosslyn uses only professional artist quality paints and media to create her artworks.  The paintings are all on professional quality canvas over pine stretcher bars with the 35mm deep sides being painted to create a three dimensional artwork that does not need to be framed. If, however, you prefer the painting framed, that work can be carried out by a professional picture framer.

More Commissions


Featured below is a selection of the commissions Rosslyn has done. Contact her if you have a special scene you would like to have captured on canvas.

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