Rosie Cunningham Art

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1st July 2018

I have been very busy over the last couple of months with the Plymouth Artists Collective (PAC) exhibition and today hanging at the Artmazing exhibition at Powderham Castle.

The PAC exhibition was a great success with well over 60 people attending the Meet the Artists evening and a steady flow of visitors throughout the two weeks. Also lots of interest from artists wanting to join PAC. We will be looking at the applications over the coming month and should be able to let everyone know by the end of July.

The wonderful Anna Fitzgerald of Sea Dog Art has done it again,  following the WooHoo exhibition earlier this year the Artmazing exhibition is even bigger. I don't know where she gets her energy - she is amazing! I do hope lots of you will take the opportunity to visit Powderham Castle it is in the lovely village of Kenton just outside of Exeter. The exhibition is situated in the lovely old barn, which is huge, and entrance to it is icluded in your entrace to  Powderham. Get lost in the maze of fun themed art and ENJOY.

I am now going to relax in the garden, it is such a treat to sit outside without feeling cold on these balmy summer evenings.

Enjoy this wonderful sunshine. 

21st April 2018

Hello from a sunny Plymouth - yes the sun has finally put in an appearance and our weekend of summer has arrived!

I just want to let you know that my art will be in a few exhibitions this year and for more details watch out on the exhibitions page. Firstly the Femme Facade exibition was a great success and I am looking forward to returning to the Drake Manor Inn at a later date. In May I am exhibiting my dream series at Devonport Live Gallery and in July again at Devonport Live I will be exhibiting in the Red exhibition. Other exhibitions, in which I am taking part, are the Artmazing exhibition at Powderham Castle during July and August.  In September Devon Open Studios.. Lastly but not at all least, having formed Plymouth Artists Collective, PAC, I am arranging a group exhibition at the Cells Gallery at Devonport Guildhall from 12th to 23rd June. 

So busy times ahead in 2018 and lots of preparation to be done but loving it.  Till next time enjoy the rest of April and look out for my May Madness Sale...

1st April 2018

First a very Happy Easter Everyone.

Well February and March flew by.  I missed all the excitement in Plymouth when it actually snowed enough to throw a few snowballs and build a snowman; I was in a not so sunny Lanzarote! 

The Femme Facade exhibition is doing well and we are heading into the last couple of weeks (details on the exhibition link).

I took part in BLANK in March at Studio 102. Ten artists were given a metre square canvas and given 14 hours to produce a piece of art. It was a fun experience painting alongside some very talented artists  and my finished piece "The Golden Thread" can be seen via the exhibition link.

I am now busy preparing for the forthcoming June exhibition at the Cells Gallery in the historic Devonport Guildhall. Called Plymouth Artists Collective, it will bring together two painters, a ceramic artist, a glass artist and a textile artist, all of whom are working in the Plymouth area. The Wine Man, Stephen Barrett, will be greeting attendees with a specially selected glass of wine. I am very excited as it is the first time I have organised a collective exhibition. More details to follow later.

Enjoy the warmer weather with the emergence of Spring (if we get a chance to see the sun in England!).


19th February 2018

Just tuning in to let you know that my Femme Facade exhibition has been extended to 15th April so do pop along to the Drake Manor Inn in Buckland Monachorum (those of you who are lucky enough to find yourselves in the beautiful SW of England). You will find a warm welcome from Mandy Robinson and her friendly staff who will be happy to help you choose a Femme of your very own...

Until the next time bye for now. 

29th January 2018

Time has flown since I last updated you all!

It is nearly time for the Artist Preview of my Femme Facade Exhibition at the Drake Manor Inn at Buckland Monachorum.

It is on the 10th February between 11am and 3 pm. The Inn is charming and the welcoming hosts will greet you with a complimentary glass of wine or coffee and nibbles. It is a wonderful old world setting in which to view my colourful characters, which make up the exhibition.  There are lots of new ones not yet loaded onto my website ready to make their debut on the 10th. They are sure to brighten even the dullest February day...

The tickets are FREE and available from Eventbrite via the link below.

Hoping to meet you soon. Rosie

17th November 2017 I thought I would share some news of what I have been up to. I have been very busy preparing for two exhibitions, the first of which starts on 25th November - well next week! I am taking part in the ManUp exhibition, which is supporting Pete's Dragons, a South West run charity, which provides comfort after suicide loss. It is a first all round as it is a multi dimensial collaborative piece with the music producer Kuba, something new for me and very exciting. We are both very pleased with the outcome and can't wait to share our efforts with everyone on the 25th. If you are local to Plymouth it will be showing at Studio 102 Vauxhall St PL4 0DD. The opening event starts at 7p.m. and it would be great to see you there. If you can't make the opening event it runs until 2nd December. Got to dash now but will tell you all about the second exhibition later. Keep smiling Rosie 23rd July 2017 As usual it has been a while since I last wrote! I have been very busy with the Dream Series of paintings and lots of new initiatives. This year I have joined Drawn to the Valley (DTTV) and I will be taking part in the Plymouth Art Trail which is taking place during DTTV Open Studios from 2nd to 10th September. On the 8th September I will be running a workshop "An Introduction to Abstract Art" if you want to join me in exploring abstract painting this fun workshop is limited to six participants and I am taking bookings now via the contact page. Promise to catch up soon - have a great summer Rosie.

29th March 2017

March has flown by, which means I have been busy and that's great. Three paintings have winged their way to new owners and I have continued working hard on my new dream series of paintings. I am really pleased with how they are working and the whole process has been both fun and therapeutic. I am facinated by dreams; that curious world into which we go in our sleeping hours, where nothing seems to make sense. I have a friend whose interpreation of dreams helps to make sense of them, which I sometimes wonder is a good thing or whether I am better off not making sense of!! Today there is an Art Extravaganza at Lola's school, Fletewood. The childrens art produced at the workshop earlier this month is on sale and my painting Entering is to be auctioned in aid of the Shekinah Mission for the homeless. If you like Entering please place a bid by phoning the school before 3 p.m. on 29th March 2017 on 01752 663782. Lastly you will see some new paintings have been uploaded so please have a browse. Take care and enjoy the warmer weather, which we are promised is around the corner!

10th March 2017

The Persona Perspective exhibition was a great success. I met lots of new people and attracted new collectors to my work.

It has been a busy first two months of the year what with the exhibition to hang and then take down, followed closely by a children's workshop at Fletewood School.  The brief was to introduce the children aged 3 - 10 to abstract art.  The children were split into age groups for two sessions - 3-6 and 7-10.  The little ones tackled portraiture with great enthusiasm and the older ones took on the challenge of abstract art. The results of both groups were stunning and clearly there are some budding artists at Fletewood. The art the children produced will be sold at an exhibition at the end of term with a prize for the best piece from each session.

I really enjoyed the change from working in the solitude of my studio and will be happy to do more workshops in the future.

Talking of studio I have also been busy knocking down a wall to bring more light into the studio and to give me more space.  I am really pleased with the result.

Until next time enjoy the buds of spring, take care Rosie

30th January 2017 January is nearly over and it has been a great start to 2017. My Persona Perspective exhibition has been a great success and I have met some lovely new people who I know are going to be good friends. I have sold three paintings this month and had two commission enquiries so happy days... I am changing the day I will be at the Devonport Guildhall Cells Gallery to Saturdays from 11ish to 3p.m. as a lot of you have told me it is better day for you to visit and meet me. Don't forget the exhibition is on until 25th February so do pop along, there is a great coffee shop in the same building and it makes the most amazing bread, sandwiches and cakes. Take care Rosie. 8th January 2017

First let me wish you all a happy and successful 2017.

A quick update to let you all know I have been very busy in the studio working on some new pieces, all of which can be viewed at my current exhibition.  Please take a look in the Persona Perspective gallery for more details.

I will be uploading more photos over the next few weeks so please keep looking.

Be happy and keep smiling Rosie.