First Day Of A New Year, 2022,
Watercolour on handmade paper,
21 x 25cm,
The sale of this work will fundraise for OutRight Action International, supporting the LGBTQI community suffering from the war in Ukraine.
First Day Of A New Year by Rose Shuckburgh
Rose Shuckburgh is a UK based artist whose practice encompasses painting, printmaking, and film. Shuckburgh’s recent work depicts a personal and emotional response to place, centring around the experience of the lone figure isolated within their surroundings, and the energy created from two forms meeting. This push and pull between isolation and connection is a constant dialogue throughout her work. Spending time in the natural landscape, with standing stones, or rock or land formations moulded over time, she felt as if she were in the presence of another body, one that was filled with the memories and emotions of that place. Moving between representation and abstraction, these forms and the human figure are depicted as vessels of feeling, placed within a charged stillness. Her work catalogues a sense of familiarity and of the passing of time in relation to the place she grew up in The Elan Valley, Wales. Shuckburgh recently graduated from City and Guild and is the recipient of the Royal Watercolour Society New Graduate Award (2022), The Richard Ford Award (2019), she was shortlisted for The Painter-Stainer’s Company Student Award (2018), was the winner of The Principal’s Prize for Outstanding Work at The Foundation Show (2016).