ARTIST | AUTHOR
“For me, every painting and every book is a new adventure, started with a thrill of excitement and anticipation.”
Australian painter Rosa Fedele, known for her portrait and figurative work, was born in Sydney and studied at the prestigious Julian Ashton Art School. A member of Portrait Artists Australia, Australia’s largest industry association for professional portraitists, her work has been exhibited in NSW Parliament House and Parliament House Canberra, as well as numerous galleries and exhibitions in Australia and worldwide.
“I love the dramatic use of light and colour, and often veer off into the world of whimsy, painting whatever takes my fancy – whether it be urban scenes or vintage cars. My style is constantly changing and evolving, and I’m always looking for fresh stimulation. I’m thankful that I am able to fulfil my passion for painting, drawing and writing, and the opportunities to capture a little moment of beauty to be enjoyed by future generations.”
Rosa fell avidly in love with books at a very young age. Her favourites were those by C.S. Lewis and Tolkien, and later on Raymond E. Feist, David Eddings, Anne McCaffrey and Frank Herbert; in fact, anything with beautiful and spellbinding words and imagery that would allow her to escape into other worlds.
Her debut illustrated suspense novel THE RED DOOR was the fulfilment of a lifelong dream, to interweave a story with pictures and draw the reader into her own bewitching, and slightly dark-edged, world. The sequel to her modern gothic mystery THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE was released 10 July 2018.
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2018 THE LEGACY OF BEAUREGARDE | An Illustrated Suspense Novel | Published 10 July
2017 PORTIA GEACH MEMORIAL ART PRIZE | Finalist “Montaigne”
2017 HUNTERS HILL ART EXHIBITION | JUDGE
2017 LANE COVE ART PRIZE | JUDGE
2017-2005 BALMAIN ART SHOW
2015 THE RED DOOR | An Illustrated Suspense Novel | Published 1 October
2013 MULTICULTURAL AUSTRALIA | NSW Parliament House
2012 THE ARTISTS’ BOOK | Portrait Artists Australia – Ten Years
2012 THE ARTISTS’ BOOK LAUNCH | “The Whimsical World of Zumbo” | Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2012 CELEBRATING INNOVATORS EXHIBITION | Parliament House Canberra
2011 FACE OF AUSTRALIA EXHIBITION | NSW Parliament House
2011 ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE | Victorian Art Society, Melbourne
2010 LANE COVE ART PRIZE | Winner Oils “Fiore – Tryptych”
2010 THE ARTIST’S MUSE EXHIBITION | Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2010 FACE\OFF EXHIBITION | MLC Gallery, Sydney
2008 MORTIMER ART PRIZE | Finalist “Tonight I’m Playing Kate in Pirates of Penzance”
2008 LANE COVE ART PRIZE | Highly Commended “Coffee @ Bertoni’s”
2007 LEXUS MORTIMER ART PRIZE | Finalist “Tim Freedman – The Whitlams”
2007 BEST FRIENDS EXHIBITION | Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2005 FUR & FEATHERS EXHIBITION | Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
2005 ARTISTS ON NORTON | NSW Parliament House
2005 AUSTRALIAN ICONS SUITE | Balmain Gallery | Solo Exhibition
2005 REAL REFUSES | Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst
2003 JULIAN ASHTON ART SHOW | Argyle Centre, Sydney