Rosanne Guille lives on the beautiful Island of Sark, an idyll in the Channel Islands. A paradise where there are no cars and people still travel by bicycles and horse-drawn carriages and where time has come to a standstill. Sark feeds her passion with its pristine landscapes and mesmerising dark skies.
During the 1990’s Rosanne trained in Natural History Illustration at Bournemouth & Poole College of Art and Design and then went on to gain a Masters at the prestigious Royal College of Art, London.
Rosanne’s work is defined by her natural environment. Her style of work is broad and ranges from tiny detailed oils and watercolours to large charcoal drawings. Sark is an amazing place for an artist to work and the wildness of the cliffs and bays are what interest her the most. She loves being out in the beautiful wilderness, trying to capture the passing moments in her work. Rosanne exhibits her work in her Gallery on The Avenue in Sark, where art lovers get to enjoy and buy her creations. Rosanne's passion has led to exhibitions at various galleries including the Society of Wildlife Artists and Royal Miniature Society exhibitions in London.
The concept of using art as a vehicle for conservation has always interested Rosanne. In 2010 rapid changes in Sark led to concerns that its natural habitat and way of life which had largely remained unchanged for centuries were under threat. Sark’s Government and the Islanders helped Rosanne organise a visit from The Artists for Nature Foundation, an international organisation that uses the creative output of renowned and talented artists from all over the world as a medium to draw attention to the need for nature to be appreciated as an essential element of sustainable development. In 2011, Rosanne worked with 21 of the world’s best wildlife and landscape artists who had come to Sark to focus public attention on how incredible this tiny Island is. ‘Art for the Love of Sark’, a beautiful book, showcasing some of the finest original art work by these world renowned artists, highlighting the beauty and fragility of Sark's unique ecosystem and way of life was born. She is currently working with the Artists for Nature Foundation on their latest project to raise awareness of the plight of the Dead Sea.