Featured Artist Rosita Frick's travels are reflected in her art.
I was born in Spain but was brought up in Morocco where I learnt to appreciate other cultures and their beauties like the Berber people of the desert always dressed in black but with colourful ornaments. I also love the women of the Ruf mountains with their eye-catching hats.
I have always painted since a very young age. My love for portraits came from an English artist who lived in Granada, George O W Apperley (1884/1860). Apperley painted the most gorgeous gypsies of the Sacromonte in Granada. Joaquin Sorolla (1892/1948) is another favourite Spanish artist who also painted mainly little children playing by the seaside.
As I also love languages, I came to England where I met my husband and then started married life in Singapore. We have travelled since then extensively... and still do at our grand age!
My travels have shown me the beauty of the world and now retired, I have taken painting seriously as part of my hobbies. I used to paint with oils in my younger days, but now I enjoy watercolours and pencil works.
Maurice Utrillo (1883/1955) is another artist who has inspired me to do street scenes. From Montmartre, Utrillo specialized in Parisian cityscapes.
I feel very privileged to be living in a lovely part of the world with a big garden full of flowers which I also enjoy painting.
To view other artists who have been featured on my website in the last 2.5 years, please visit the Guest Artist page.
I am grateful for all the talented, productive artists and creatives from all over the world (photographer, author...) who have appeared on Louise's ARTiculations.
If you are a creative and would like to be featured in this space, please contact me. This feature will continue in 2021. I do not charge a fee to showcase your creative work!
Many featured guests remain in my circle of friends on social media sites, and some, I have even met in person.
(Rosita and I met virtually, on Instagram, and then in person, in Marbella, Spain, in 2018. We spent a lovely day catching up on our lives and our love of art in the outdoor cafes on the sunny Mediterranean boardwalk. This is a very special memory of mine of my third trip to the Costa del Sol.)