Rosey McLean’s art reveals a rich interior landscape roiling with feminine creativity. The stylised nature of her textural works on canvas evoke historical sculptural forms such as caryatids, urns, other ancient vessels and the natural form of trees. She employs the techniques of painting and collage to invite the viewer through a window into her world.
Rosey graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Arts with a Distinction, majoring in Printmaking and Painting. She went on to gain a Diploma of Education at the Southern Cross University in 2003. Since that time, Rosey has shared her artistic experience as a Secondary Classroom Teacher at The Rivers Secondary College in Lismore, NSW, covering subjects such as Visual Arts, Photography and Textiles. Based in the nearby township of Wollongbar, her growth as a visual artist has evolved in parallel with her teaching practice. Using an eclectic mix of acrylic, pastel and pen drawings, prints and mixed media works, fibres, fabric, lace, ribbon, shells, beads, leaves, seed pods and rabbit skin glue, Rosey expresses the fragility of the world around her and a sense of human continuity in the face of radical global change.