(also known under her married name as Roselyn Fauth)
Roselyn Cloake's work reflects her family background, combining the rolling hills and nor'west winds of Canterbury with the tulip fields and canals of traditional Dutch landscape. She paints in a Cubist Surrealist style, with vibrant colours and clean lines; she has developed her own unique painting approach to portraying movement.
Growing up in Timaru in the eighties would rank as Roselyn's first achievement. No small feat when you live in a family of giants, Roselyn went on to become her own giant, a bundle of talent wrapped in some very tall skin. Some Kiwi, some Dutch, some family talent, some determination, some exuberance, some zest for living, a flair for art, a love of finesse, all merge to make Roselyn the smart painter that audiences are starting to comment on, as she maps out her path to artistic independence. When in Europe at the age of 18 on a working holiday, she was overwhelmed by the paintings and the landscape she saw there. While Holland was her mother's homeland, it was a foreign place for Roselyn, which challenged her to learn who she was and what she wanted to do. On her return began working with her father Geoff, as a graphic artist, and web page designer, whilst developing her painting skills and ideas.
Her series of paintings have been inspired by the cubist movement and in particular Juan Gris, who showed a 3D world as if looking though the facets of a crystal glass. This approach offered Roselyn the freedom to express herself and put her own interpretation on realistic situations and objects which have personal meaning.
The series unites her parent's different cultural backgrounds to show where she has come from. Her mother is symbolised in windmills and the iconic flat Dutch landscape. Her father is iconised by the sunrise and rolling hills round Fairview , which appear on his father's “Cloake's Honey” tin. Part of her interpretation is the use of her father's cartooning techniques to portray movement and time. By incorporating this fourth dimension, she has developed her own unique painting style.
“Whether you like to purchase art for the beauty of the piece itself or to blend in well with your decor, art is something that is very personal. I would like to help you make a statement about your personality and provide a piece that is an investment in your collection.”
Her work is available exclusively through Saffron Gallery of Art.
* Bio Supplied by the artist.
District: Timaru, South Canterbury
Represented by: Exclusive to Saffron Gallery of Art
Artwork type/s: Paintings
Description: Contemporary, bright colours with a strong feeling of motion and empathy for the environment.
Education: Self taught
Key Influences: Regionalist painters of Canterbury and the Dutch landscape and family heritage
Contact: Please contact Saffron Art Gallery to learn more about this artist or to view their work.
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