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Roseanne Barr was born near Sligo in
Ireland in 1955. She moved to England to become a nurse in 1974 but,
having spent more than a decade working in London and Liverpool, she
returned to Ireland to undergo treatment for manic depressive psychosis.
In 1988, Rose Anne returned to England to
undertake a degree in Literature and Philosophy at the University of Essex
and, since 1995, she has devoted herself to becoming a full-time artist.
She acquires most of her 'canvases' from
the River Colne in the form of driftwood and, as such, many of the images
in her paintings stem from the natural marks and stains left in the wood
by the river.
She describes her work as surrealist in
style and prefers to think of her paintings as 'icons of everydayness'
because her work tends to depict the stuff of dreams, memory, myth,
childhood fantasy, desire and manic vision.