Rose Watts Art Painting: “Impermanii Series” ‘The Observation of Change Through Repetition’

Rose Watts

Impermanii Series

24 cm x 29 cm

Gouache on Paper

Unframed

Rose Watts Bio

FNQ based visual artist, Rose Watts’ childhood passion for artmaking was re-ignited while working and living in the USA as a nurse.
She received her art education in NYC, and worked as an artist for several years there before returning to Australia in 2006.
Since 2020, Rose has focused primarily on her artmaking as well as intermittently teaching drawing. Her inspiration stems from nature, people and her innate compulsion to create.

SHOWS
Kuranda Art Competition, QLD, Australia 2022
Finalist and highly commended award

M.Y. Art Prospects, New York, NY, USA
“Involution”, group show, 2003

Many private collections

AWARDS
Australia Day Award, Arts and Culture, 2021
Douglas Shire Council, QLD, Australia

EDUCATION
Art Students League, New York, NY, USA
Life Drawing, 1997
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, USA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing, 2002

“Impermanii”
‘The observation of change through repetition’

Artist Statement
Far North Queensland based artist, Rose Watts, has been inspired to paint Cairns Esplanade scenes for the past year. She combines the mediums of acrylics, gouache, water colour and graphite on paper or canvas to depict the ever changing views while walking the boardwalk of Cairns Esplanade.
Her scenes are derived from sketches on site and photos.

The beauty of the scenery combined with Rose’s love of daily ritual lead to one of her most recent projects for this series. A daily painting of Cairns Esplanade. Rose took 592 photos of the Esplanade at different times and days, usually looking out on the fascinating mudflats.
Rose states, “I felt it a shame not to use these photos and this coupled with my love of intuitive process and games of chance, I created a daily painting, roughly A4 size, combining 5 or 6 photos in the one painting, using all the paint I had put out each session and working consecutively through the photos.
The repetitive process allowed me to explore, take chances and maintain engagement within these boundaries.”