An established figurative painter working in a traditionalist realist style, Heath Rosselli is part of the new wave of super realists, using time-honoured techniques to produce paintings with a depth and resonance of colour.
Specialising in oil portraiture, Heath Rosselli applies the methods of Renaissance masters to both formal and personal commissions, as well as self generated exhibition pieces, during the painting process. The evolution of each individual portrait is achieved through the careful use of these classical techniques as well as the subconscious process of capturing the fundamental essence of the sitter in paint.
Mainly self taught, Heath has been painting professionally for twenty-two years with subsequent training in the studios of David Denby and Rosa Branson. During this time, Heath’s acclaimed work has been exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries and the New English Art Club. Heath’s renowned portrait of a breast cancer survivor, ‘Evelyn’, was exhibited in January/February 2009 at the Louvre in Paris in support of the International Breast Cancer Symposium.
Heath’s diverse and powerful work has attracted national media attention. In particular, her compelling series of portraits painted for healing purposes and stigma removal associated with issues including self-harm, widowhood and cancer, have commanded international acclaim, having been featured in the Times, the Telegraph, the Daily Mail, ITV News and BBC Radio 2. In 1999, Heath won the Painter-Stainers Prize at their Annual Exhibition at the Mall Galleries, in recognition of ‘Juliet’s Reflection’, part of the same series. As a result of this she was made an Honorary Freeman of The Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and a Freeman of the City of London.
Heath's latest commission comprises three panels, and is a tribute to the soldiers who have fought in Afghanistan and in support of Help for Heroes. The first panel is completed, the second well on its way, and the third about to commence. See the news page for further information.
As well as commissioned portraiture and modern genre paintings for exhibitions, Heath Rosselli also paints animals, houses and gardens by commission, and occasional still life and wildlife paintings.