Rosie Phipps has been painting since she was a young girl. She matriculated in Art and Art History. Teachers include Mrs Bullock (Auckland Park School), Miss Harmon and Miss Waldie (Parktown Girls High School) in Johannesburg South Africa where she was brought up. She has lived in England since 1969 and has been living in Oxford from 1977.
Phipps’s paintings are reflections on life – childbirth, motherhood, fatherhood, relationships, meditation, spirituality, nature, sexuality and death. The pictures reflect the temporal and the spiritual. The archetypal structure of the psyche and the images it provides as we move through life, its seasons and its celebrations.
Friend and sculptor John Buckley provided much encouragement and guidance. Phipps is the founder of Oxford Professional Education Group and a Founder of OxfordLearning Lab. She is also a member of Oxford Art Society and LiterArties.