Contemporary landscape painter Rose Raine grew up in South Devon and now calls Edinburgh home. She expressively paints her passion; the land and the sea, recreating the forces and colour of nature in oils and watercolour.

“I was born on the water: the sky and sea my television. The elements are in my blood and I am inspired by the land and sea: the sky over water, the reflections, the play of light, how one affects another. I frequently work outdoors, finding comfort and meaning through the exploration of wild and elemental landscapes. Painting onsite enables me to fully and mindfully immerse myself in my environment, cultivating a deeper understanding and meditative connection with my subject matter.

My paintings aim to embody the forces of nature, reflecting and shifting the ever-changing skies and the fluidity of water.

I approach my practice combining onsite and studio work. Works made onsite capture the essence and soul of the place, outlining compositions and responding to landscape with immediacy. Back in the studio, works are developed to become materially constructed landscapes, formed from a distinctively personal perspective.

Rose graduated with a BA(Hons) Painting from ECA 2021.

We’re delighted to be featuring Rose’s work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art Schools Graduate Show 2021’.