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



My academic background is art and architectural history, informed by an MA (Classical Civilisation) and BA (Hons) History of Art, Architecture and Design. In addition, teaching history of art, architecture and design, history of photography, material and visual culture, at Kingston University, London, from 2003-2012.


COMMISSIONED BOOKS include as subjects: modern art movements and noted artists such as the Dutch painters Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn; the Italian Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo; plus modern-era Paul Gauguin,  Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and Pablo Picasso.




I am a contributor to The Artist's Path in 500 Walks published this month, featuring worldwide locations in the lives of artists, composers and writers. Thunder Bay Press.



By Prestel Publishing, in Picasso (2020), 'Masters of Art' series, exploring Picasso's life and work. 



The current artist I am researching was famous across Europe. Surprisingly, he was known as a scrounger and his wife as a battle-axe. 


Previewed Artemisia Gentileschi retrospective at the National Gallery, London. Breathtaking - 5*, a must-see. Opens 3 October 2020.


To discuss travel or art commissions, or to contact me to discuss projects, please email:









  • British Guild of Travel Writers
  • Association of Art History
  • The Society of Authors
  • Women in Journalism

2020 publications:


ITALIA! magazine - just published October/November issue with my 6-page feature 'Raphael in Rome', pp.50-55 (see caroussel for first page detail)

Coming up for review 

Bruce Nauman Tate Modern

SIN National Gallery, London

Sunit Gupta /

Eugenia Arbugaeva at the Photographers' Gallery, London