Rosanna Gardner



Rosanna Gardner is an artist interested in the marriage of imagery and words, currently working on a project inspired by the Ballets Russes.    She studied Russian and History of Art at Edinburgh University, and completed an Art Foundation course in 2016 and an  Advanced Diploma in 2018 at the Hampstead School of Art .  She previously worked at Kindred Studios


Rosanna came to painting having worked as a writer and translator under the name of Rosanna Kelly. (Her most recent translation, 'Behind the Scenes at the Ballets Russes. Stories from a Silver Age'  was published by I.B. Tauris in October 2017.)  Courses in botanical illustration at the Chelsea Physic Garden and in natural history illustration at Oxford preceded her joining the Hampstead School of Art, where she began working in a variety of mediums, from a ‘flip-of-the-coin’ series of art medallions, in bronze and plaster-cast,  to a cardboard box representation of a historic temple blown up in Palmyra in 2015. 

Recently she has been interested in themes of human endeavour, such as the triumphs and setbacks experienced by boxers and dancers.  She has also worked on many successful projects with model-maker Fred Phipps, from a mural for children to a snow-globe containing a model of the Triumph Arch of Palmyra.  Until recently she worked at Kindred Studios in Kilburn. She designed the logo for the Hubert Butler Essay prize and illustrated ‘The Pool and Other Poems’ by Anthony Gardner, published by Starhaven Press in 2018.




  refocus: end of year show 
Advanced Course Exhibition 2018        
Hampstead School of Art

 Kindred Open Studios  
November 2018, June 2018 and November 2017

arc: end of year show
Advanced Course Exhibition 2017
Hampstead School of Art

Foundation 2016 Course Exhibition
end of year show
Hampstead School of Art