Before completing her Masters in Illustration, Rosie studied Music at Durham University. Her love of music – across many genres continues to be a huge influence on her work. Rosie has worked for a number of leading musical names including The Royal Opera House, Wigmore Hall, Aled Jones, The London Philharmonic, Sir Paul McCartney, Opera Holland Park, Music at Malling, London Mozart Players, Vopera, English Touring Opera, Santa Fe Opera, The National Children’s Orchestra. Naxos Recordings UK and Classic FM.
In June 2022, Sir Paul McCartney headlined Glastonbury Festival, playing the guitar he asked Rosie to paint for him.
Rosie recently collaborated the Birmingham Royal Ballet creating animated videos for social media.
Rosie has collaborated extensively since 2020 with Classic FM, creating their first social media illustrated countdown for the Classic FM Hall of Fame and top 30 Christmas carols, Christmas cards, an illustrated calendar and 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle, all raising money for Global’s Make Some Noise.
Illustrations for Classic FM’s annual Hall of Fame
Rosie has been busy illustrating Aled Jones’s debut children’s book series about at little boy who loves to sing, published by Hodder Faith (Book Three coming soon!)
As well as for Classic FM, Rosie has illustrated musical Christmas and birthday cards for St John Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rosie has illustrated live at a number of London Mozart Players concerts using a special visualiser projected behind in the musicians in real time with narration and a live audience!
Naxos UK – Rosie illustrated a series of home learning colouring in sheets for Naxos UK in 2020.
In May 2022 Rosie travelled to Rome to join Operaffinity and Save the Children Italia to draw live alongside international opera singers and a series of refugee centres.
Rosie has a close friendship with the wonderful Opera Holland Park having illustrated a number of their school’s matinee programmes and has created illustrations for a number of their Inspire educational programmes as well as holding drawing workshops at their annual Open Day – in real life and on zoom!
Rosie collaborated with Glyndebourne online during their series of opera and home tweeting plot updates during their live opera streams during lockdown.
In 2020 Rosie joined Vopera’s wonderful project creating the first digital opera of Ravel’s L’Enfant et les Sortileges which was broadcast on Marquee TV and went on to win the Southbank Award for Opera.
The Royal Opera House Schools Matinee Programmes
Rosie collaborated with the Royal Opera House Learning and Participation department creating illustrations for several operas and ballets to accompany school visits.
For the last five years Rosie has been working on a large scale project illustrating the canon of the world’s greatest operas. Illustrations from this vast collection are available to license via Cartoonstock
Rosie’s musical cards are available to buy on Amazon
Rosie is a regular contributor to Opera For Everyone, a radio show and podcast, makes opera understandable, accessible, and enjoyable for all. The show airs Sundays from 9.00 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 89.1 KHOL in Jackson, Wyoming to find out more click here OPERA FOR EVERYONE
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