Rosalie Matchett’s art explores our relationship with the natural world. She has always experimented with the surface quality of her work, playing with the tension between the illusion of an image and the material presence of the painting. When she discovered the encaustic medium she was delighted with its rich translucency, textural possibilities and its sheer physical presence.

Rosalie grew up in Toronto. In 1982 she received her BFA in studio art from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design. In 1987 she completed a diploma in film production at the London International Film School with a distinction in script writing. She continued living in England for the next 17 years, working occasionally in film while raising her two children. In 2001 she moved back to Canada and begin a visual art practice in painting. Rosalie’s paintings have won awards in Canada and the United States. Rosalie teaches encaustic technique on Salt Spring Island and is an executive board member of the Salt Spring Art’s Council.

Solo Shows:

2018 August 3-September 2, New & Old Works, Kizmit Galeria Cafe, 1431 Beaver Point Road, SSI, BC

2015 September 18-October 15, Apis Mellifera, Duthie Gallery, 125 Churchill Rd, SSI, BC

2014, August 22-September 14, Salvaged  Artifacts & Stories, Showcase Exhibition, Salt Spring Arts Council, Mahon Hall, 114 Rainbow Rd, SSI, Encaustic paintings by Rosalie Matchett and Metal Sculpture by Steve Paterson

2014, April 4-27, Whalebones, Blubber and other Relics of First Oil, Duthie Gallery, 125 Churchill Rd, SSI, BC

2010, October 8-21, The Beauty of Falling; New Encaustic Work, a solo show at Collective Works Gallery, 1311, Gladstone Ave, Victoria, BC

2009, February 27-March 12, Solo show Tossed Ashore on a Spring Tide, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria

2004, (November) Private Space/Public Spaces, an installation at the Ministry of Casual Living, Victoria.

A Selection of Group Shows & Events:

2018

May 4-27, Woodlands, a four woman show, Duthie Gallery, 125 Churchill Rd, SSI, BC

2017

Sept29-Oct22, The Parallel Show, Salt Spring Art’s Council, ArtSpring Galleries, 100 Jackson Ave., Salt Spring Island

March 4-25, 12th Annual Encaustic Invitational, Conrad Wilde Gallery, 101 W. 6th St, Tucson, AZ, 85701, USA

2016

July 22-Aug 1st, Sooke Fine Arts Show,  Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke, BC

March 25-April 3, Salt Spring Easter Art Tour Anchor Exhibition, Salt Spring Arts Council, Mahon Hall, 114 Rainbow Rd, SSI

2015

August 18-September 6, Painting on the Edge, Canadian Federation of Artists, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7.

October 3- 31st, 5th Annual National Juried Encaustic/Wax Exhibition, 632 Agua Fria St., Santa Fe, NM 87501

2014

July 25- August 4, Sooke Fine Arts Show,  Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke, BC

2013

July 26- August 5, Sooke Fine Arts Show,  Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke, BC

April 12- July 7, Pipeline; A line of Division, Two Rivers Gallery, 725 Civic Place, Prince George, BC

2011

September 26-october16 Purely Pastel, National Open Juried Exhibition, Neilson Park Creative Centre, 56 Neilson Drive, Etobicoke, Ontario, 

July 23-August 1 Sooke Fine Arts Show, Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC

June 10-30 Peddling Art in association with the Victoria International Cycling Festival, Collective Works Gallery, Victoria

2010

November 11-21, Hot Wax a group show at Coast Collective Gallery at Essencia at Esquimalt Lagoon, 3221 Heatherbell Road, Colwood, BC

March 12-25 Image as Story: a Visual depiction of the plays in the Sparks Festival. A group show in association with Collective Works Gallery and the Belfry Theater at Collective Works Gallery, 1311 Gladstone Ave, Victoria BC

August -December, Pastel drawings from my series  Tossed Ashore in a Spring Tide on display at the Victoria International Airport

2009

July 24-August 2, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Seaparc Leisure Complex, Sooke, BC

Dec 09-Jan 2010, Small Pieces, A group show at Collective Works Gallery, 1311 Gladstone Ave, Victoria BC

2000 “The Forest Gardener; A Portrait of Robert Hart”, Birmingham Arts Fest 2000, The Birmingham International Film & Television Festival, 2000 and It toured around the UK with the ‘Made in the Midlands Tour 2000’.

Awards:

2018-Award of Excellence, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC.

2015- 3rd place, Painting on the Edge, Canadian Federation of Artists, 1241 Cartwright Street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 4B7.

2013- Best Mixed Media Award, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC.

2009- Juror’s Choice, Sooke Fine Arts Show, Seaparc Leisure Complex, 2168 Phillips Road, Sooke, Vancouver Island, BC.

 

Education:

1983 – BFA in visual arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design

1987 –Diploma in the art and technique of film making with a distinction in scriptwriting from The London International Film School,(Now called The London Film School)