Rosha Nutt is a London-based painter & screen-printer who works with colourful pop art flower images that touch on the ideas of vanitas and commercialism.
She is influenced by the 16th and 17th century Dutch still life artists and like them she plays with scale and arrangement. Whilst her work is rich in colour and visually bold there is often more at play. She includes everyday objects such as fortune cookies and butterflies, as memento mori, subtle symbols that remind us of the transience of life and inevitability of death.
Her process involves sourcing high quality, beautiful and sometimes unusual flowers. She photographs them at different stages of their life and digitally processes them, making arrangements on screen much like a florist would. The digital compositions then inform a painting and are used to make the positives for screen-printing.
The process of taking the work from the screen and into a physical action adds a richness and depth and is integral to the look and feel of her final work.