Rosalind Cuthbert MA (RCA), RWA
Ros Cuthbert was born in Weston Super Mare. She studied painting at the Central School of Art & Design in London and at the Royal College of Art. She painted portraits for seven years, and still does portraits to commission. She has also painted many still lives, and landscapes inspired by the West Country, North Wales, Tuscany, Australia and Brazil. She is currently working on a series of aerial landscapes.
She recently had a retrospective of her portrait and figure painting at Sidcot Art Centre, Winscombe. After a trip to the Australian Outback in 2000, she showed a series of landscapes and still life paintings at the Bankside Gallery in London.
In 2004 she and her husband were invited to be guest artists on a Swan-Hellenic cruise down the Amazon and around the north coast of South America, and the forests and floods of the Amazon River have inspired a series of paintings.
She was taught wood engraving by Blair Hughes-Stanton and took his place at the Central School when he retired in 1979, teaching relief printmaking there for 14 years.
Her interest in printmaking developed in 1993 into handmade book production, and since that date Yellow Fox Press, her own imprint, has produced five books of poems illustrated with her wood engravings or wood cuts.
Ros has won several prizes for her painting, including in 1977, the Figurative Art Prize at the Royal College of Art. She also gained second prize in the National Portrait Gallery’s Open Portrait Competition in 1981.
Her other passion is singing and song writing. Working with many different jazz instrumentalists, some of international standing, including Anders Olinder and Alex Steele she gigs regularly around Bristol and the West Country and has given many concerts. Some of her own songs are influenced by her work as a painter.
In 1998 she was elected a member of the Royal West of England Academy.