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Under my painting name of Rosebay, I make big, bold canvases celebrating the unsung corners of the natural world. 

I take a small area – a patch of rock or tree bark, or a weed-grown piece of land – and let it become a whole landscape in its own right. 

For guidance, I use photographs, my memory and a great deal of artistic licence, often changing the composition quite drastically. 

I stylise shapes, sometimes to the point where they become semi-abstract. Colours are taken at least one step beyond reality – usually several! 

My inspirations are many and include pop art, graffiti art, cartography, Art Nouveau and folk art motifs. Before taking up painting I was a laboratory technician for many years, and knowledge of biological structures definitely plays a part in my work.

I use refillable acrylic marker pens because they enable a direct approach and work well with large canvases.

Occasionally I paint in a slightly different style, piecing together various aspects of a scene and adding more abstract shapes and images. These are based around one or more circles and have a dreamlike, contemplative mood. 

Recently I have also tried my hand at more traditional macro-landscapes, finding particular inspiration in trees in their autumn colours.

Rosebay's Work

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'Winter Walk'

Acrylic marker on canvas

20” x 20”


Further Information


Toilet facilities available - down a set of steps


Cash and Credit cards accepted



car park


Artist working

on site

Indicative Price Point: £-£££

Commissions taken

Find Rosebay

Tel: 07561 318482

23 Castlegate, Malton. YO17 7DP


Further instructions: Off Church Hill, Malton. Go down path between Yorkshire Housing homes (these have YH on their parking spaces) and a fenced-off area. Look for the black gate numbered 23.

Contact Rosebay

Tel: 07561 318482

23 Castlegate, Malton. YO17 7DP

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