Rosalind Ormiston MA: Arts & Travel Writer, Author

Arts and Travel writer, art critic; author of books on art, artists, and art movements.


Latest book published

Hans Holbein: His Life and Works in 500 ImagesLorenz Books- Anness Publishing, 2022


Latest online review: Extinction Beckons at The Hayward Gallery published 27 March in The Arbuturian

On Header Installation view of Mike Nelson, Triple Bluff Canyon (the woodshed), 2004. Various materials. M25, 2023. Found tyres. Photo_ Matt Greenwood. Courtesy the artist and the Hayward Gallery




Whorled (Here After Here After Here), at Somerset House, London, published 13 March in The Arbuturian

On header: Whorled (Here After Here After Here) Image copyright David Parry (PA)


This month: writing a book, writing features, travelling.


To: Paris -  March; Venice - April 




In MAY issue of Artists & Illustrators - out now - two features: 'After Impressionism: Inventing Modern Art'  pp.42-47(National Gallery exhibition opens 25th March 2023) ; and 'The mystical worlds of Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian' pp.54-59 (Tate Modern exhibition, opens 20 April 2023).

On header: details of opening double pages of 'After Impressionism' ; and Hilma af Klint and Piet Mondrian' '


In the APRIL issue  Artists & Illustrators 'Vermeer', pp48-53, on the artist & the Vermeer retrospective at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (on until 4 June 2023)

On header: opening double page 'Vermeer' - At left  -magazine front cover 




with Holland Tourism

Rijksmuseum to preview Vermeer retrospective;

Museum Prinsenhof Delft, to see 'Vermeer's Delft' exhibition; Link to The Arbuturian online to find Vermeer in Delft published 26 February 2023

And on to The Hague and the Mauritshuis, for 'My Girl with a Pearl' exhibition. 

On Header: One of the fabulous 'My Girl with a Pearl' artworks. Images copyright Mauritshuis The Hague. 

On Header: Vermeer's 'View of Delft' c.1659-61. Image copyright Museum Prinsenhof Delft 



Read  A Passion for Durer  in The Arbuturian a review (5 February 2023) of   'Illustrating the World: Woodcuts in the Age of Durer' at The Holburne Museum, Bath, Somerset (on until 23 April 2023) and a visit to Bath's places-to-stay too.

On header: Detail from the 'Great Passion' series, 1511, by the Nuremberg-born artist Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) © Holburne Museum, Bath



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MARCH 2023


      * British Guild of Travel Writers

      * Society of Authors

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'Of Kings and Visionaries'
Example of an arts and travel feature, on Leonardo da Vinci and the Loire Valley, published in France magazine
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