Rosi Robinson Batik

Capturing a special moment and memories in wax, dyes on fabric

My batik paintings are about capturing a special moment or image inspired by my travels and interests, whether it's nature, land and seascapes, a special place, animal and birds, or a sporting scene. Colour and light, reflections in water and movement are predominant in my work. Batik is a unique technique that can achieve a variety of wonderful effects that no other art medium has to offer. It is a challenging, meditative, process that slows you down. But My aim is to create art that conveys a calmness and brings joy into your home
It is both a craft and art. By applying wax to fabric or paper
I use traditional batik waxing tools to apply wax onto fabric and then apply washes of colourful dyes. The areas that are protected by wax, resist the dyes. I treat the fabric like a watercolour painting. I start with the lightest colour and build up to the darkest, waxing details at each stage. At the end of the process, the wax is removed by ironing this revealing the picture below.
Originally from Edinburgh, Scotland, I am now based in Lindfield, Sussex, UK, but spend my summers in Nova Scotia, Canada (my grandmother's birthplace). Hence many of my images are inspired from there! I retired from full-time teaching in 2013, and now I concentrate on creating batik paintings, teaching batik workshops and exhibiting with the Sussex Guild and Batik Guild. I have been fortunate to have exhibited and lectured in China (twice); Japan; Indonesia; Sri Lanka; Ghent, Belgium (twice); Berlin and Cologne, Germany; Boston and elsewhere in the US; and Nova Scotia, Canada. My work can be found in International and UK collections, and many homes around the world. There is a magic about batik that no other technique offers!

'Raindrops Keep Falling.....' Original Batik painting on cotton. (49.5 cms x 64 cms). Price £750

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