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

I'm an art historian, author of seventeen commissioned books - plus four co-authored -  on art and artists, and art movements, which influence my travel commissions too. 


I'm a travel writer on the cultural highlights of worldwide locations. Currently negotiating autumn art and travel features in Gibraltar and Nuremberg, Amsterdam, and Stratford upon Avon (absolutely love it), plus Venice in 2023. More to come.


Recently completed text and image research for a commissioned book on the German genius Albrecht Durer (1471-1528) in the 'Life and Works' art series, by Lorenz Books. The latest to be published is on Hans Holbein the Younger. 



HANS HOLBEIN: HIS LIFE AND WORK IN 500 IMAGES, Lorenz Books-Anness Publishing. The book explores the life and work of the German portraitist Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/98-1543), who spent much of his life in London, as a Court Painter to king Henry VIII. 



July 2022 (New edition), Flame Tree 



.... I'm a contributor to the book  500 Walks with Writers, Artists and Musicians featuring worldwide locations in the lives of artists, composers and writers. It's published by Frances Lincoln in the UK (2021) The American version via Thunder Bay Press, 2020 is titled The Artist's Path in 500 Walks  (see carousel for American and UK covers). My New York entries in both books include a walk through historic streets of Harlem with writers Langston Hughes, and Toni Morrison; visiting sites of Keith Haring's public murals; finding Edward Hopper in Washington Square, and Yayoi Kusama walking the industrial areas of Manhattan; then at Great Salt Lake, Utah, to view Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty; crossing the Atlantic to take a bracing walk with the Bronte sisters in Haworth, Yorkshire; and follow Hunter Davies along Hadrian's Wall; Thomas Hardy in Dorchester; or Edward Elgar on the Italian coast. I wrote around fifty entries. It's a brilliant 'armchair travel' book.  



COMMISSIONED BOOKS include the Dutch painters Hieronymus Bosch, Johannes Vermeer, Vincent van Gogh and Rembrandt van Rijn; the Italian Renaissance Masters: Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelopainters of modern life:  JMW Turner, Paul Gauguin, Egon Schiele, Edward Hopper, and Pablo Picasso. plus art movementsArt Deco and Art Nouveau.


See next page for published works



JULY 2022


    * Society of Authors

    * Association for Art History 

    * British Guild of Travel Writers


Van Gogh: Life, Letters, Masterworks. 

(Introducing Great Artists series)

Flame Tree Illustrated. New edition

To be published July 2022







For travel or art commissions, or to discuss future projects, please email: