Rosemary Sarah Welch




Born in Wiltshire into an artistic family, Rosemary showed a remarkable ability to draw from an early age and was encouraged by her mother, herself an accomplished portrait painter.

The family moved to America for six years and it was here that Rosemary developed her love of horses. She would have liked to have stayed in Arizona, but the family returned to this country and settled in St. Ives, Cornwall. Here Rosemary studied painting under Leonard Fuller, ROI,RA and was elected into the St. Ives’ Society of Artists, the youngest ever member. During this time she also received tuition from the Curator of the Royal Academy, Walter Woodington.

Now living on the Isle of Wight, Rosemary is able to devote her time to and indulge her passion for horses, which she so splendidly depicts with great realism in her rural scenes.

Her paintings serve as a nostalgic documentation of times past when these heavy, powerful animals were more widely used. Happily, the National Trust employs horses for timber snigging on some of its estates and there is an encouraging number of enthusiasts for old fashioned ploughing matches, so Rosemary follows and records these events avidly.

A member of the Society of Equestrian Artists, exhibitions in this country, Australia, Bermuda and the USA have led to her work being widely collected and appreciated.

‘Her work captures the beauty and instinctive emotions associated with the age old co-operation between man and horse.’

“My paintings range from £650 to £6,000. Prints and cards are also available. I would be happy to hear from anybody interested in my work.”

Rosemary Sarah Welch

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“A signed copy of my new book  ‘Inspired by Heavy Horses’ is now available to purchase via email for £25 plus p+p. A hardback  with 48 pages packed with over 100 colour plates of a selection of my paintings, tips and anecdotes which I hope you will enjoy.”                      Rosemary Sarah Welch