Rosalind Ridley

Rosalind’s career was in medical research focusing on brain function and neurological disease but she has concentrated on painting since she retired some years ago. Her knowledge of the workings of the visual system in the eye and the brain informs her interest in visual art, especially how colour works and how marks on paper can create the illusion of a scene or subject. She works mainly in water-based media on subjects ranging across landscape, architecture, and wildlife. The unifying theme of her work is the momentary mental construction of what is seen and the transience of the effect of light and shadow. What we ‘see’ in the outside world is constructed in our mind and what we ‘see’ in a picture is also constructed in the mind of the viewer in response to the actions of the artist.

Rosalind lives in Meldreth in Cambridgeshire and is also a member of the Cambridge Drawing Society, Royston Arts Society and the Cambridge District Art Circle.


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