Rosalind Ormiston:Arts & Travel Writer, Art Historian, Author

I'm a freelance arts & travel writer with many features published. 


As an art & architectural historian I have books published on modern art movements, and artists including the Dutch painters Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn; the Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; plus modern-era  William Morris, Paul Gauguin and Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and in 2020 Pablo Picasso.

See 'My Published Work'



** Commissioned to contribute to an inspiring travel book **

** Just completed a feature review for Artists & Illustratorson the Watts Gallery's remarkable exhibition      on William Orpen (1878-1931).  


Current exhibition:

Gauguin Portraits at the National Gallery, London, Sainsbury Wing (sponsored by Credit Suisse) until 26 January 2020


An exhibition of Gauguin's portraits, including sculptures. Such an insight into his life, from broke stockbroker to near-broke painter. Any exhibition curated by Chris Riopelle is going to be superb, as this is.


A book I wrote for Flame Tree Publishing, Paul Gauguin Masterpieces of Art, is selling in the National Gallery Sainsbury Wing bookshop.


Current exhibition:

'Leonardo: Experience a Masterpiece' (extended until 12 January 2020)


The Life and Works of Leonardo da Vinci, Rosalind Ormiston(Lorenz Publishing, 2017), is on sale in the National Gallery bookshop of the new exhibition.

Leonardo da Vinci Masterworks: Art in the Age of the Medici, Rosalind Ormiston, Flame Tree Publishing, August 2019


'Leonardo da Vinci was the epitome of the Renaissance humanist ideal, a logical polymath of epic proportions who excelled and had interests not just in art but in invention, anatomy, architecture, engineering, literature, mathematics, music, science, astronomy and more... '


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New Member of the British Guild of Travel Writers!



January issue of Artists & Illustrators magazine (out now), has my feature review on 'William Orpen ' exhibition at Watts Gallery, Compton, Surrey, England

Exhibition on until February, 2020.


For other travel and art features, see 'published work'. 



2020 is the 500th anniversary of Urbino-born Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520)  Making travel plans to visit Urbino, Perugia, Florence, Rome.


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