About Me

Who am I?

“Artist, Printmaker, Scribbler, Ageing-headbanger, Feminist, Activist, Mad- cat-woman, Cake-maker, Accidental-archaeologist, Mud-wrangler, Wild ,Welsh and Opinionated“.

I work directly from life, carrying a sketchbook at all times looking for any opportunity to have a scribble.

I work on the streets, in public, bringing the practice of art directly to people who may never have been into a gallery or seen art being created.

up a ladder

I WORK BIG – in a shop window

I work with homeless people, substance-dependant people and those excluded from / by society.

I work from my studio in Swansea, Wales, UK where I live with my partner and Sparta Puss the cat.

I have exhibited in various traditional galleries, online galleries, in print, nationally and internationally, and on television.

Plebeian Printmakers 2

I work small – with the Plebeian Printmakers on the streets

I have carried out artists residencies in the USA and Pakistan as well as Wales.

Rose and recent monotypes

With my exhibition at The Satrang Gallery in Pakistan

I have a Masters in Adult Education from University of Wales, Swansea; a Post Graduate Certificate in Education from West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education; and a Diploma in Art from Swansea Art College.



I blog an artwork a day, mostly drawings but sometimes work in progress and printmaking. I have thousands of drawings in sketchbooks; it’s hard to exhibit sketches in galleries and yet lots of people like to see drawings, so a blog seems like a good idea. It also motivates me to keep trying to draw every day – it’s easy to let life get in the way of drawing.



If you want to see what else I’m doing, you can join me on Facebook or Twitter.  You can buy my art by visiting my Artfinder or Galleries pages. I also have quite a few, mercifully short, arty videos on YouTube.

I hope you enjoy my work 🙂

Rose Davies 1

96 Responses to “About Me”

  1. johnthatchersite May 25, 2017 at 09:37 #

    Hey Rose,

    Love your work and just wanted to let you know that you’re featured in my article “Top Traditional Artists”

    Here’s the link – https://artfixed.com/traditional-art-bloggers/

    Hope you find yourself in good company!



  2. hollowjb May 3, 2017 at 22:24 #

    Rose, thank you for looking at my art almost every time I post. Only one other person ever lets me know she is there! Funny how much it means. I appreciate it. When the wind shifts, I am going to own one of your monument drawings. We are the same generation, I think, though I never banged a head in my life, on purpose anyway!

    • Rosie Scribblah May 4, 2017 at 03:27 #

      Hahahaha I keep falling over now when I bang my head 😁 Thank you too, it’s funny how there are so many more people who read a blog than comment on it.

  3. Dave April 11, 2017 at 03:04 #

    Great sketches. Id love to try life modelling where are you based? Let me know if you need a model to practice drawing.
    Regards Dave

    • Rosie Scribblah April 11, 2017 at 06:22 #

      Thank you. I go to a regular life drawing group at Swansea Print Workshop. Lots of UK cities have life drawing groups and art colleges need models too. Good luck.

  4. cmblackwood January 28, 2016 at 20:30 #

    Hi, Rose! Just dropped by to say thanks for the like. Then I noticed that your blog is all about your art — and it’s just too awesome! You go, girl! 🙂

  5. Blair November 7, 2015 at 15:32 #

    You had me at “aging headbanger” lol. Love your art. You are so talented it makes me a bit jealous. Going to spend some time today going through your older posts to see more 🙂

    Someone who can’t even draw a stick-figure and have it look right

  6. (b)ananartista SBUFF September 2, 2015 at 01:28 #

    I’m really enjoying your scribbles

  7. michaelbencik July 27, 2015 at 01:34 #

    I love it, can’t wait to look at some of your past entries. I love checking peoples sketches out. Thanks for checking out my page.

  8. velcherup March 19, 2015 at 05:02 #

    Love your illustrations, When I found your website I thought you were definitely Singaporean….becoz here everybody adds “lah” at the end of all sentences. 🙂 🙂 Prasna

    • Rosie Scribblah March 19, 2015 at 08:10 #

      Thank you. That’s so interesting. Young people over here make the sound ‘ah’ at the end of words ending in ‘er’. I did it as a bit of a joke and it stuck 😊

  9. Rudimentary, Inc March 14, 2015 at 22:34 #

    Hi, I enjoy your artwork and was wondering if I could use some of it in my magazine.

    • Rosie Scribblah March 14, 2015 at 23:16 #

      I’m fine with that, as long as you credit my name. I’d love to see your magazine 🙂

  10. claradoodles January 28, 2015 at 23:56 #

    Hi, I wandered through WP recommendations and found this blog. Just wanted to say I love your sketches, doodles, artwork. Its very brave of you to sketch in public – I can’t even bear to bring out my sketchbook in public ha! Anyway, going to follow you. 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah January 29, 2015 at 08:48 #

      Thank you so much, Claradoodles. I have seen photos of me sketching in public and my concentration look makes me look really fierce so that might be why no one bothers me 😁

  11. Dina December 12, 2014 at 15:54 #

    Lovely work on your blog, Rosie!

  12. vsperry June 18, 2014 at 03:33 #

    I’ve enjoyed looking at your work, especially your sketches. I work mainly in three dimensions and feel very limited in my drawing ability so I admire artists who do it on a daily basis. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

  13. tedgiffin June 9, 2014 at 12:29 #

    Wow , I love your illustrations, the line quality you possess, especially in pen and ink pieces. I saw a show of Degenerate Art in 1988 in Chicago at the Chicago Institute of the Arts. So seeing your was doubly pleasurable. Thank you and keep posting drawings. Just love them!

    • Rosie Scribblah June 12, 2014 at 17:58 #

      Thank you so much. I’m off to Vienna tomorrow to see Shiele, Kokoshka and many more. ….

  14. The Crow's Gift March 6, 2014 at 15:20 #

    Rosie, I *truly* love your work! Now I know artists generally hate comparisons but I’m going to make a couple anyway and I hope you’ll take them as the compliment they are meant to be… I’ve been trying to figure out why I find you’re art so compelling, there is a familiarity in your figure drawing that I couldn’t put my finger on and I realized your avatar reminded me a bit of Klimt but not quite, a little more raw and powerful and then it clicked- Egon Schiele! You’re work reminds me of his work, the raw beauty and power of the human body and face. Not polished and pretty but glorious in all it’s flaws, all it’s “realness”. You paint with an unflinching eye and it’s gorgeous! I love your line, your colour, texture and choice of subjects. Your way of seeing is so raw and honest. It’s powerful.

    That’s my opinion anyway. Hope it doesn’t offend as I really admire your work. I never went to art school, don’t understand art speak, but those are my unsolicited thoughts. Hope you don’t mind me sharing them with you : )

    • Rosie Scribblah March 12, 2014 at 21:51 #

      Thank you so much. I am very flattered as Schiele is my favourite artist. People sometimes ask if I’m influenced by him. Well, to tell the truth, I didn’t discover Schiele until I was around 40. I had been working in this style since my teens so when I saw Schiele for the first time, I was overwhelmed to have found a kindred spirit.

  15. kestrelart May 12, 2013 at 01:59 #

    I wondered whether you ever teach or lead workshops in the UK. interested by reading posts by others on your USA trip.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 12, 2013 at 04:43 #

      Hi, I do run workshops and courses in the UK. I’m running the monotype course at Swansea Print Workshop at the end of May, just a one-day course, and I run courses through our local university too. 🙂

  16. vwadams April 7, 2013 at 12:21 #

    Hi Rosie. Like your site, like your work, like your approach. Following. Check out my site – mainly photography but I have sketches on there too, if you look hard enough. Best wishes, V.

  17. veronicacay January 13, 2013 at 23:49 #

    Hi Rosie,

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog – I have just been reading some of the comments here and our journeys are also fairly similar – having worked at several different paying jobs and now working as full-time artists. Luckily for me I don’t need to return to the workforce. I have really only started drawing in the last 18 months and can’t get enough of it – love – love – love. We have a life drawing group here on the sunny coast once a week and I am only starting to gain a bit of confidence in recent months. You have a wonderful blog and I really enjoy looking at your ‘scribbles’. I haven’t found any info on how the exhibition went? or is it still coming up? best wishes veronica

    • Rosie Scribblah January 14, 2013 at 23:48 #

      Hi Veronica, thanks for your lovely comments. I have a couple of group exhibitions coming up in February. I love finally working as an artist, it’s brilliant to be able to do it.

      Rose 🙂

  18. kestrelart November 5, 2012 at 00:00 #

    I thought I should mention that I have nominated you for an award. http://kestrelart.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/award-ceremony/. These awards are memes or mind-viruses, so as far as I am concerned please accept the award but do not feel obliged to follow its instructions unless you want to. I nominated you simply because I enjoy seeing your posts when they drop in my inbox.

  19. Laura Williams August 6, 2012 at 21:40 #

    I wanted to recognize you for your lovely blog. Here is my nomination for “One Lovely Blog” for you.
    Click here for details: http://northhighlandsart.com/2012/08/06/one-lovely-blog-award/

  20. Deanne August 6, 2012 at 13:45 #

    Just found your blog via notestothemilkman.wordpress.com/ – beautiful drawings!

  21. alicematilda July 28, 2012 at 22:59 #

    Amazing work and great blog! Nice to meet you Scribblah!

  22. Jess July 8, 2012 at 18:59 #

    You have an amazing blog! Your artwork is just wonderful!

  23. kestrelart June 10, 2012 at 12:59 #

    Hi Rosie
    Thanks for calling on my blog, mostly because it led me back here. I realise I must have been briefly before as I’ve “liked” a post already. Now I had time to look properly. I admire your work and versatility in style and technique. I’m interested in your journey, you outlined it to someone else above. Having had another career you are trying t make it as an artist. I wish you well. My story similar but at an earlier point.

    • Rosie Scribblah June 10, 2012 at 20:33 #

      Thank you Neil. I think the most important thing I’ve learned is never to stop doing the art. Good luck 🙂

  24. Drew Kail June 10, 2012 at 02:08 #

    Hi Rosie,
    I nominated you for a one lovely blog award. You can check it out here: http://drewkail.wordpress.com/2012/06/10/one-lovely-blog-award/

  25. Drew Kail May 9, 2012 at 19:34 #

    Hi Rosie,
    I just made a “Blogs You Need To Read” side menu, and yours is a blog that needs to be read, for sure.

    • Rosie Scribblah May 9, 2012 at 19:36 #

      Thank you Drew – I tried doing that with mine but it didn’t work. I’ll have to give it another go. I get very confused with all the widgets 🙂

  26. michaeljpollock May 2, 2012 at 23:33 #

    Rosie, I just found your blog and really like your work! Love the scribbles, I find too often that I get caught up in getting things perfect and lose the action of the drawing but you capture that a lot. Nicely done! You sure have collected quite the following as well 🙂

    • Rosie Scribblah May 3, 2012 at 21:35 #

      Thank you Michael. Drawing in my sketchbook when I’m out and about forces me to work very fast because people move!!!!!!

  27. ziggyshortcrust March 26, 2012 at 22:31 #

    As you know I am impressed with your Martini approach to sketching…”Anytime, any place, anywhere”. And your supportive comments. So I would like to award you The Sunshine Award. Feel free to accept or reject. http://ziggyshortcrust.wordpress.com/2012/03/26/walking-on-sunshine/

  28. Sarah Martin March 22, 2012 at 21:45 #

    Surprise! Here is a little award, for you:



  29. mississhippi March 8, 2012 at 05:37 #

    Hi Rosie,

    I am nominating you for the Versatile Blogger Award – which you’ve already been nominated for before. I love your daily sketches (wish I could keep up with you) and your printmaking.

    You probably already know all this but I’ll post it anyway…

    To accept the award you must make a post including the following information:

    Nominate 15 fellow bloggers
    Inform said bloggers about their nominations
    Share 7 random things about yourself
    Thank the blogger who nominated you
    Put the Versatile Blogger Award picture in your post (this can be found on my blog or at http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/)


    • Rosie Scribblah September 18, 2012 at 07:58 #

      Thanks for this – only just picked it up – something a bit weird with my comments facility 🙂

  30. Sarah Martin February 7, 2012 at 21:24 #

    Thanks for Liking my posts! Your blog is very fun, I’m looking forward to your sketches 🙂

  31. pointsthruprose December 21, 2011 at 14:06 #

    Rosie, I would like to give you The Versatile Blogger Award http://pointsthruprose.com/2011/12/21/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    I really enjoy your daily posts and your Art.


  32. Kevin December 14, 2011 at 22:41 #

    I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger on my blog, ocaclibrary.wordpress.com. Congrats! Keep up the great work!

    • Rosie Scribblah December 14, 2011 at 23:24 #

      wow! Thank you Kevin, I’m really flattered 🙂 I’m relatively new to WordPress so I don’t know about nominations and stuff. Really chuffed

  33. Alli Farkas December 6, 2011 at 21:54 #

    Rosie, thanks for “liking” my blog…yours is quite entertaining and I hope you never lose your penchant for doing exactly as you please with your art. We do art because it makes us happy, not because we subscribe to somebody else’s set of rules. Enjoy!

  34. nelemon November 28, 2011 at 22:09 #

    Are you a full-time artist? Do you do this as your sole career?
    (Cartooning/illustrating is my hobby, for now, though I would love to just draw for my daily bread.)

    • Rosie Scribblah December 6, 2011 at 22:31 #

      Hi nelemon, I’m full-time but it’s taken me decades to get here and I only became full-time six months ago. It’s a huge gamble and what I’m doing at the moment is building a body of work I’m happy with to take to galleries to try and get some interest. I trained in Art College at the end of the ’70’s but went in a different career direction [one that paid] in the mid-80’s, but kept art going as a hobby. I gave up my successful business in May to see if I can make it as an artist – now or never! I’ve put aside some money to sypport this for a couple of years, but I have to make it before the money runs out or else, back to my other career. Good luck with your illustrations 🙂

  35. Hansi November 8, 2011 at 16:56 #

    No better way to show your work than by blogging. Glad I found you. I’ve got two blogs that feature my drawings: Hansi’s Hallucinations which is a lot of bullshit narrative with drawings/illustrations to match; and The Blithering Idiot which is mostly drawings and sketches with little to no narrative. just a place to slap up whatever I’ve done lately. Keep it up Rosie!

    • Rosie Scribblah November 8, 2011 at 18:59 #

      I’ve subscribed to Hansi’s Hallucinations – will find your other one 🙂

  36. Liz Dees November 7, 2011 at 10:36 #

    You should exhibit, I always find the sketches of artists and designers far more interesting than finished paintings or pieces. Often the texture of the pen or pencil onto the substrait is lovely too.

    Tell that to the Arts Council, get some cash off them for an exhibition!

    • Rosie Scribblah November 7, 2011 at 12:24 #

      Thank you. I’m working with a group of scribblers adn printmakers to try and get drawing / sketchbook exhibitions going in the new year. The Arts Council have been approached – fingers crossed 🙂

  37. nelemon November 4, 2011 at 19:58 #

    Yes! Scribblahs unite! I love your figures, and thank you for following my blog.
    From across the pond,
    Lemon 🙂

  38. paintlater October 26, 2011 at 22:30 #

    Hi Scribblah
    I love Pitt Pens too, I’ve just got a pack of 6 Jumbo in tones of grey. You’ve inspired me to go night drawing after seeing your Pooped in NYC. Cheers Sue

    • Rosie Scribblah October 28, 2011 at 21:33 #

      Hi Sue Paintlater – Pitt pens are totally fab! Glad you’re off nightdrawing 🙂


  39. PictureS October 11, 2011 at 21:45 #

    Love your ‘scribblah’s’.

  40. Work and Progress October 3, 2011 at 22:42 #


    I really enjoy your blog. I am a fellow blogger and sketch advocate, I will be checking in on your drawings and studio “to do’s” keep up the great work.

    • Rosie Scribblah October 3, 2011 at 22:53 #

      Thank you so much for your comment; it means a lot to know that people enjoy my scribblings. Rose 🙂

  41. studiobluesea August 28, 2011 at 16:12 #

    Really enjoying your blog. Will come back again soon.

  42. liannebarile August 28, 2011 at 13:40 #

    I enjoy looking at your scribbles!:] looking forward for more. Cheers!:D

  43. jenniferloftis August 9, 2011 at 13:47 #

    I love your work! Thanks for following my blog! Cheers Jlo

  44. Rosie Scribblah February 22, 2013 at 13:45 #

    I’ll be there with chocolate brownies. Making them later 🙂


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