Rosy was born in Sydney and semi-retired to a large property in the hinterland of Byron Bay in 2000. She has since retired to northern NSW. Until 2007, she had not picked up a paint brush since leaving school. She is basically self-taught.
Whilst holidaying in Hobart in 2007, Rosy’s love of detailed botanical drawing and painting was ignited after seeing an artist’s water-colour collection of Tasmanian flora. This led her to complete a Botanical Art External Course with international tutor and artist, Leonie Norton in 2008 and she has been a dedicated Botanic Artist since.She joined the Botanical Art Society of Australia in 2008 and exhibits annually in “Flora” and “Botanica” in the Royal Botanic Gardens in Sydney. She is also a member of the Botanical Artists’ Society of Queensland and exhibits annually. She has exhibited in Canberra Botanical, Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and her paintings are hung in private collections.