Rose Draffin

Rose Draffin

  • Artist’s Statement

    Resident since 1962. Currently work in Nillumbik and raised a family here also. Studied painting locally including Monsalvat and other local studios, and taught painting within Nillumbik and currently have a studio in Panton Hill.
    I have been a finalist in the Nilumbik Prize twice, participated in the exhibitions following Black Saturday, exhibited at the Eltham Library Gallery and at Lovegroves.

  • Biography

    Artists CV -  Rose Draffin

    Rose Draffin 
    B 1956 Lancefield, Victoria
    Currently resides in Panton Hill, Victoria.
    Resident of Eltham and Nillumbik Shires from 1961.
    Painter, primarily in oils, printmaker and occasional sculptor.

    Art Education
    1983 BA Ed Art, Melbourne College Advanced Education
    (Now Melbourne University)
    Studied with David Moore, Ron Reynolds and Richard Granville Smith 

    Selected Group Exhibitions

    2008 Nillumbik Library Community Gallery  - Drawings and Paintings 
    2009 Lovegrove Vineyard Gallery  - Drawings and Paintings
    2011 Symbols of Loss and Recovery Monsalvat Gallery
    2010 Contemporary Landscapes @Three Stories Gallery Healesville
    2015 Nillumbik Prize finalist Monsalvat
    2017 Nillumbik Prize Finalist ;Shared exhibition with Brownyn Hunt at Bridges in Hurstbridge.
    2018 Exhibition Victorian Artists Society with Ron Reynolds
    2019 -2021 Various public exhibitions VASS

    Rose has been a painter, printmaker and occasional sculptor through much of her adult life, which at times was interrupted by parenting and working responsibilities. As a young women she qualified as an art teacher with a major in painting. Throughout her adult life she also worked with a few artist mentors and art groups to continue her artistic development including tonal painting, and now while her subject matter is quite recognisable it includes a more expressionist and experimental approach. She has participated in a number of group exhibitions and been a finalist in the Nillumbik prize twice and currently works in her studio located in the Melbourne rural fringe.
    More recently exhibited  and taught at the Victorian Artists Society, East Melbourne.

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Rose Draffin

Dark Horse
90 x 65 cm Oil on board $1,300.00

Rose Draffin

Spotted Horse
97 x 128 cm Mixed Media on Linen $3,500.00