Large-scale charcoal drawings were a natural progression for Rosanne’s work, away from the constraints of watercolour painting.  “It was during my time on the Natural History Illustration and Ecological Studies MA course at the RCA, while studying Sark’s coastline, that I experimented with other mediums.  With natural charcoal sticks, a putty rubber and various everyday objects which I used to make textural marks in the charcoal, I wanted to portray the wind and wave-beaten qualities of Sark’s forbidding seaweed and lichen-covered rocks.”

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