Bringing Sculpture into the Open
Go to ArtParkS Sculpture Park home hage

Translate Page

Rosemarie Powell

Selected artist profile information for this contemporary Belgian Sculptor
View all works of art
Sculptor Rosemarie Powell
Rosemarie Powell

About Rosemarie Powell

"I have always had a strong connection with the abstract form. Having grown up surrounded by mostly abstract contemporary art in Belgium and a couple of decades later having studied the language of form, and more specifically abstract form, at a local studio for several years, my sculptural language is purely abstract."
Born and brought up in Belgium, Rosemarie moved to England to study in 1975. She came to sculpture from teaching - French, German and Art - and then working as a freelance translator in the specialist fields of Art and Education.
She started working as a sculptor in the late 1990s, soon moving from mostly figurative work to abstract forms. In the early stages of her sculptural career she worked in clay, which was then cast in plaster, resins or bronze.
She also carves in stone, predominantly marble and alabaster, and wood.
In the spring of 2008 she was fortunate to be able to travel to Carrara in Italy and spent some time in and around Pietrasanta working with the local marble. She said at the time "my time there has proven a real turning point in my sculptural career in several ways, but primarily it has engendered in me a love for marble, `il tormento e l`estasi nel cavar marmi`."
2012 was another turning point, when she re-embraced her love of clay and joined a local pottery studio for a few months to reacquaint herself with the ceramicist`s techniques. Staying true to her material and process, and her identity as a sculptor (rather than a ceramicist) - she now creates monochrome ceramic sculptures. These are fired to what is referred to in ceramics as earthenware temperatures and are not glazed, because: `I feel the shiny layer glazing creates acts too much like a barrier between the viewer and the piece. It shuts you out.`
She says of her recent `form-finding` pieces: `I have been working on fine-tuning my technique for creating three-dimensional, air- and light-filled forms straddling ceramics and sculpture, i.e. creating fired clay pieces using ceramicist hand-building techniques whilst holding to sculpture`s principles and language of form. I am combining the (Gutai inspired) principles of artist / material interactions with the concept of form finding, i.e. letting the form shape itself; working in partnership with the material, homing in on the properties and behaviour of the material - clay - and so calling form into existence.`
Sculptor Rosemarie Powell
Rosemarie Powell

Exhibition History of Rosemarie Powell

Various group shows, open exhibitions and gardens in the UK, including
- Cork Street Open Exhibition
- Guildford Cathedral
- Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden
- RHS Wisley Garden
- Lewes Artwave Festival
- Brighton HOUSE Open Exhibition
- Brighton Artists Open Houses

Artist Statement of Rosemarie Powell

Rosemarie Powell`s Statement:

Born and brought up in Belgium, I have my studio on the Ashdown Forest in Sussex, England.

My language is the abstract form.

My goal is purity, through paring down to the essence.

Integrity of material and process have always been important to me and are now paramount. (April 2015)

Awards and Prizes of Rosemarie Powell

Artist in Residence at The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent - Autumn term 2015.


Artist in Residence at The Tunnel Gallery, Tonbridge School, Kent - Autumn term 2015.

Price Range of Work

Rosemarie Powell's work has a price range from £650 to £5,250

Mediums utilised

Rosemarie Powell's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Rosemarie Powell's work is found in the following categories on site:
Minimalist Understated Abstract Contemporary Sculpture statuary statuettes (10)
Modern Abstract Contemporary Avant Garde Sculptures or Statues or statuettes or statuary (9)
Indoor Inside Interior Abstract Contemporary Modern Sculpture / statue / statuette / figurine (9)
Organic / Abstract Sculpture (6)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Abstract Contemporary Modern Outdoor Outside Garden / Yard Sculptures Statues statuary (4)
Focal Point Abstract Contemporary Modern sculpture statue (3)
Cloud, Breeze, Wave and Wind Sculptures (3)
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures (2)
Interior, Indoors, Inside Sculpture (2)
Abstract Loop Indoor and Outside Sculptures / Statues / statuettes
Meditation sculpture / Statues / statuettes / figurines
Aspirational / Inspirational Sculptures or Statues
Abstract Contemporary or Modern Large Public Art sculpture Statues statuary
Carved Wood Sculptures
Abstract Modern Contemporary Sculptures Statues statuettes figurines statuary
Contemplative, Restful, Thougtful Sculptures
Spherical Globe like Ball shaped Round Abstract Contemporary sculpture statue statuette
If you would like to contact us about this sculptor or their work, then please click the button below.
Or contact the artist / artist's representative via this website:

Welcome to Sausmarez Manor Home of ArtParkS Sculpture Park
See the Estate website

© Copyright 1998-2017 ArtParkS International. Bringing Sculpture into the Open.

Can't find what you are looking for? Click here or use the menu to the left

ArtParkS International Limited
Sausmarez Manor, Sausmarez Road, St Martin, Guernsey, GY4 6SG. British Isles.
Tel: +44(0)1481 235571
Fax: +44(0)1481 235572
Skype: Peter_de_Sausmarez
contact form

"I express myself in sculpture since I am not a poet. "
Aristide Maillol
Customer comment on 'Solitaire I (Bronze nude Naked Sitting Girl statue)' by J Anne Butler
Dear Anne, Ray and Peter,

Solitaire finally just arrived to me: it is magnificent! Thank you very much to Anne for this work of art of a rare sensibility. The patina is wonderful! And the base mounted on ball bearing is very ingenious!

I made her breathe the air of the garden after such a long journey she wanted to recover a beauty!

In any case, thank you Anne and Ray for this extraordinary packaging thanks to which it arrived at goo... [Read more]

Mr T. Michel, France.