Magazine features

2020 magazine features:




William Orpen, in Artists & Illustrators, January 2020 edition, to coincide with the exhibition of William Orpen's work, at the Watts Gallery, Guildford.


















Some magazine features of 2109:


Lucian Freud, Artists & Illustrators, November 2019 issue, to coincide with Freud exhibition at Royal Academy, London 


August 2019 issue of Italia! magazine has a 7-page feature' Come to Como', which includes top places on Lake Como,  Lombardia, Italy, to visit. I included the fabulous Bellagio; exquisite gardens of Villa Melzi, and my favourite, Villa del Balbianello. (See three images on home page carousel.) I want to live there.


April issue of Kent Life has a 4-page feature on Vincent van Gogh, relating to the brief but relevant period he spent in Ramsgate in 1876, years before he became an artist. It coincides with the Tate Britain exhibition 'Van Gogh and Britain' (until 11 August, 2019)


'Life on the Lake', Italia! magazine (April issue), a 6-page feature on Lake Maggiore, in northern Italy. what to see, do, places to stay, places to visit, places to eat.


'My favourite place in Italy'. My choice of Castello di Rivoli, the contemporary art museum near Turin, in Italia! (April issue, p.16)


'Joachin Sorolla', in Artists & Illustrators  magazine (April issue) marking the National Gallery, London exhibition of 'Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light'. The feature focuses on Sorolla's extraordinary painting technique, in conversation with the exhibition's curator,Christopher Riopelle. Exhibition opens 18 March 2019. (Above, on carousel, The Young Fisherman, Valencia, 1904, by Sorolla, discussed in feature.)






At present I have two books to be published in 2020: Picasso by Prestel Publishing; another Hans Holbein: His Life and Works, by Lorenz Publishing. In addition, I am a contributor-writer to 500 Inspiriational Walks, a travel book for walkers and hikers.


Published in 2019​


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


Published in 2018


Vermeer & The Dutch Masters  FlameTree Publishing, August 2018


Vincent van Gogh Masterworks (2011)  FlameTree Publishing, republished in a new edition, July 2018


50  Art Movements You Should Know: From Impressionism to Performing Arts (2014)  Prestel, September 2018  (updated version of 2014 publication)


Published in 2017


Paul Gauguin Masterpieces of Art, (Flametree Publishing, November 2017)


Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Works, Lorenz Books, 2017 (first published 2011)


Contributor 2016


Contributor to Art Deco Sculpture by Alastair Duncan, published by Thames & Hudson, November 2016


Published in 2016


Egon Schiele Masterpieces of Art (Flame Tree Publishing, September 2016)


Hieronymus Bosch: Masterpieces of Art (Flame Tree Publishing, June 2016)


Edward Hopper: Masterpieces of Art (Flame Tree Publishing, April 2016)


Published in 2015


The Origins of Modern Art  (Flame Tree Publishing, September 2015)


Published in 2014


J.M.W.Turner: Masterpieces of Art (Flame Tree Publishing) February 2014


50 Art Movements You Should Know (Prestel/Random House) March 2014


Erté: Art Deco Master of Graphic Art & Illustration (Flame Tree Publishing), August 2014


Other publcations, see below.

Published Works

Books commissioned by four publishers, each one brilliant to work for:












Author: Rosalind Ormiston (click on book titles)


Origins of Modern Art Flame Tree Publishing, 2015


Erte: Art Deco Master of Graphic Art & Illustration Flame Tree Publishing, 2014


50 Art Movements You Should Know, Prestel Publishing, 2014


J.M.W.Turner: Masterpieces of Art, Flame Tree Publishing, 2014


First World War Posters, Flame Tree Publishing  (2013)


Edward Hopper Masterpieces, Flame Tree Publishing (2012)


Rembrandt: His Life and Works in 500 images Lorenz Books (2012)


Leonardo da Vinci: His Life and Works in 500 images Lorenz Books (2011)


Vincent van Gogh: A Life in Letters and Art, Flame Tree Publishing (2011)


Michelangelo: His Life and Works in 500 images, Lorenz Books (2010)


Alphonse Mucha: Masterworks, Flame Tree Publishing (2007)


Co-author with Nicholas M. Wells


William Morris: Artist, Craftsman, Pioneer , Flame Tree Publishing (2010)



Co-author with Michael Robinson


Art Nouveau: Posters, Illustrations & Fine Art from the Glamorous Fin de Siècle

Flame Tree Publishing (2009)


Art Deco: The Golden Age of Graphic Art and Illustration Flame Tree Publishing (2008)


Colour Source Book Flame Tree Publishing (2007)