Born in Zimbabwe in 1962, Rozanne developed her artistic career there, painting the colourful flora and fauna of Africa, which she then personalised with her own humorous perspective.
She says "Ever since I first picked up a paint brush with my mother as a little girl, the compulsion to paint has dominated my life. I know that the extraordinary colours, light and co...ntrasts of Zimbabwe where I grew up are to blame. Art became and has ever been my friend, supporting my children and me throughout."
She came to Britain in 2002, and whilst her style and subject matter has since expanded greatly, the memories and influence of her native country are reflected in the vibrancy and depth of her paintings.
Whilst the vibrancy, creativity and colour of Rozanne Bell’s own character is also manifested in her work. The the personalities of her animals, the depth and life given to her flowers, not to mention the comedy that characterises her coastal and town scenes, all give a clue to her sense of humour and outlook on life. Her gregarious, bold and expansive nature embodies the topics and styles of her paintings.
Focusing predominantly on contemporary taste for naive art, her steady search for new techniques and subject matter ensures that her skills are constantly evolving to produce a wide variety of art all iconically recognisable. Having had no formal art schooling, Rozanne cultivated her own natural flair and talent that is so evident in her work. The influence of her African upbringing combined with the injection of British humour has ensured that Rozanne's paintings are much in demand. She is now one of Britain’s leading and best selling artists.