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Artist profile

Location Wingecarribee Southern Highlands

Artist Type Semi Professional

Summary

Rosa Fedele's work is genre-defying – slipping between portraiture and still life to vintage cars, often veering off into the world of whimsy.

  • About

    Unconstrained by conventional expectations, Rosa Fedele's work is genre-defying – slipping between portraiture and still life to vintage cars, often veering off into the world of whimsy. Her preferred medium is oil, her style a blend of figurative and modern realism, indulging in the dramatic use of light and colour.

    Taking a leap from creating pictures with a brush, Rosa transitioned to conveying images with words, publishing two illustrated suspense novels. Both Rosa’s art and writing is sumptuously decadent and wickedly eccentric: blurring the line between reality and truth, she challenges the viewer and the reader to suspend their disbelief and enjoy the melodrama.

  • Biography

    Artist and author Rosa Fedele, daughter of Italian migrants to Australia, was forbidden from pursuing an artistic career. Finally able to follow her vocation in adulthood, she studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School, Sydney.

    Taking a leap from creating pictures with a brush, Rosa transitioned to conveying images with words, publishing two illustrated suspense novels, both set in Sydney of the past. Both Rosa’s art and writing is sumptuously decadent and wickedly eccentric: blurring the line between reality and truth, she challenges the viewer and the reader to suspend their disbelief and enjoy the melodrama.

  • Awards & Career highlights

    2018 - THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE | An Illustrated Suspense Novel | Published 10 July

    2017 - PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL ART PRIZE | Finalist Portrait of “Montaigne”

    2015 - THE RED DOOR | An Illustrated Suspense Novel | Published 1 October

    2010 - LANE COVE ART PRIZE | Winner Oils “Fiore – Tryptych”

    2008 - LANE COVE ART PRIZE | Highly Commended “Coffee @ Bertoni’s”

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