Rosalind Pierson CFA (Oxon), PRMS, PPHS, MAA, MASF, MPSGS
Rosalind has been painting miniatures for over thirty years, specialising in watercolour landscapes. A love of small things and fine detail is common among miniaturists, but it was seeing the decorated envelopes and cards painted by her grandfather (below), which led her to start decorating her own letters with small paintings while still at school. It wasn’t long before miniatures became her preferred size.
After studying for three years at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art Oxford, where miniature painting was definitely not an acceptable part of the course, she held her first solo exhibition in Tavistock. This was the first of over a dozen solo shows, and at the same time, she was also submitting miniatures to various major art exhibitions in the UK and abroad, with significant success.
A solo exhibition at the Burwood Gallery, Wells, in 1978, resulted in a meeting with Sue Burton, the daughter of the gallery owner Mrs Wood. Sue became an enthusiastic admirer of miniature art and in 1981, Sue and Rosalind formed the Hilliard Society, with the Burwood Gallery as its first home.
SOME EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1974, 1977, 1995, 2000,2003
Paris Salon – Silver Medal 1978
Paris Salon – Gold Medal 1981
Hilliard Society Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery Award 1994
MASF Florida –Excellence in all entries & Best Traditional Watercolour 1994
Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery, London Best set of Miniatures 1999
RMS Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention 1995, 1999, 2001
Hilliard Society ‘President’s Choice Award & ‘Wildlife Award’ 2001
RMS Anita Emmerich Award for Presentation 2002
RMS Gold Memorial Bowl Honourable Mention 2003
RMS Llewellyn-Alexander Gallery Award 2005, 2007, 2008
Hilliard Society Llewellyn-Alexander Award 2005
RMS Peter Charles Booth Memorial Award 2007
World Exhibition, Tasmania ‘Best landscape’ 2008
RMS - Gold Memorial Bowl 2012