Rosamond Ulph - born 1946 and currently lives in Essex where she practices as a painter-printmaker. Also calligraphy, and is especially interested in maps and field names for researched areas from the Essex Records Office.

Self taught as an artist. Has been awarded silver medals at the Royal Horticultural Society for botanical paintings. Has taught in Chelmsford Prison for over two years - calligraphy and some basic bookbinding.

Following this, has spent six years teaching many aspects of art from home - a process which still continues, but now wants to spend more time developing her own work - towards a more abstract approach - currently collage.

Exhibitions include:

Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, various Mall Gallery shows, Sothebys Glory of the Garden exhibition, and many group shows locally.

Is a member of the Dunmow Art Group and the Cambridge Drawing Society.

Coming from a family of painters, she has held three group exhibitions, with three generations of her family.


Rosamond Ulph –paintings Self taught as a painter, but studied printmaking with Carole Wheeldon in Cambridge. I began my painting journey as a botanical artist, and exhibited a number of times at the Royal Horticultural Society. This developed together with a fascination for calligraphy, and the mixed images of flowers with poetry. Printmaking has also played an important part, and I have put together a large collection of intaglio etchings. But as artists we constantly need to move forward, and my latest phase is with the images of maps, particularly research into field names of the English countryside. Some examples of these are on this website, and I have had prints taken from the originals in editions of 50, plus artist cards, since these images reduce quite successfully. But they are not only field names because I have incorporated bird names, and apples, or country dances – Currently I am working with the poet Pauline Stainer, on a small illustrated book of her poems. This is our second book, the first one being called The Monsoon Room following our joint visit to India. Life is hectic – trying to keep time clear for painting – it is always a fine balance between family life, grandchildren, gardening and music. I feel so lucky to still be able to do all these things, which I love passionately.

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For as Many as Will

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Description: Thaxted country dances and field names

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