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

I'm a freelance arts & travel writer, an art historian with many books and features published. 


I have wide-ranging knowledge and understanding of art history, formed by an MA (Classical Civilisation) and BA (Hons) History of Art, Architecture and Design, and teaching the history of art, architecture, design and photography, at Kingston University, London, from 2003-2012. My travel features are extensive.


Books published on modern art movements, and noted artists such as 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 Paul Gauguin,  Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and Pablo Picasso.


Commissioned by Prestel Publishing to write Picasso. The book, in Prestel's 'Masters of Art' series focuses on Picasso's life and work. It will be published April 2020. 


Recently contributed to 500 Inspiring Walks, featuring locations in the lives of artists, composers and writers. To be published by Francis Lincoln June 2020.


To discuss travel or art commissions, or just to contact me, email



A late-January work trip to Catalonia with its exquisite landscape, friendly people, beautiful towns & villages, delicious food, fine wines, genius chefs, and sensational artists.


This view is from the home of Pablo Casals in Sant Salvador.


Catalonia Tourist Board




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February 2020






  • British Guild of Travel Writers
  • Association of Art History
  • The Socierty of Authors


Just back from Catalonia, visiting 'The Land of Four Geniuses': Picasso, Miro, Gaudi and Casals.

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