This website shows a selection of works by plein air painter Maria Rose.
Maria was born in London in 1985 but has subsequently lived in the West Country for most of her life. She studied Fine Art in Exeter and graduated in 2007. Maria is part of the UK’s growing plein air movement and a contemporary painter of the British figurative style. Working predominantly in oils, Maria works intuitively and aims to occupy a territory between method and spontaneity, attempting to capture the essence of a place or moment in time.
Maria has exhibited with the South West Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil painters, the Chelsea Art Society and the New English Art Club among others and recently exhibited at Capturing the Moment, the inaugural show of the British Plein Air Painters at the Menier Gallery, London. Prizes include the Julian Barrow Award for a Painting (CaS 2017) and Windsor and Newton Young Artist 2nd Prize (ROI 2017).
Maria was a contestant on Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2018.
University of Plymouth (Exeter College of Art and Design) 2005 – 2007 (BA hons Fine Art)
Finalist, Holly Bush Emerging Woman Painter Prize 2021
Pintar Rapido 2019 Cass Art Prize winner
Second Prize winner at ROI Paint Live 2018
Winsor and Newton 2nd prize, ROI 2017
Julian Barrow Award, Chelsea Art Society 2017
Second Prize winner ROI Paint Live 2016
Third Prize winner ROI Paint Live 2015
Colour and Light, British Plein Air Painters, Mall Galleries 2021
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2021, Mall Galleries
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2020, Mall Galleries
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2019, Mall Galleries
The People’s Landscape, National Trust Claydon House, 7th September – 2nd October 2019
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2018
Capturing the Moment with the British Plein Air Painters, Menier Gallery, October 2018
New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries
Exeter Affordable Art Fair December 2017
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2017, Mall Galleries
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2017
Chelsea Art Society open exhibition 2017,
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2016, Mall Galleries
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition 2016,
Chelsea Art Society
Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition 2015, Mall Galleries
South West Academy (SWAc) open exhibition, September 2015
‘Picnic with a Brush’ at Plein Air Contemporary, Chelsea, October 14
‘Two Views’ joint exhibition with Tom Stevenson, Northcott Theatre, September 2014
‘Real Somerset’ open exhibition A2 Gallery, Wells, July 2014