Rosie Irwin Price
Born in Auckland, New Zealand, Rosie emigrated to San Francisco in 1980, before returning to Auckland in 2012.
Originally self-taught as a sculptor she carved her first horse in clay at aged 18. Drawn to the sensual curves of the horse and the human form, her favorite subjects became the horse and human figure. Formal art studies have included acrylic & oil painting, life drawing and watercolor, and raku ceramic sculpture at Academy of Art, San Francisco; the College of Marin, Ross, California, and Auckland University of Technology NZ. She has also attended master classes with notable painters, and sculptors in NZ, UK and California.
Her work has been exhibited in San Francisco, Marin, Santa Barbara, and New York City, where her bronze Connemara Mare was selected for the National Sculpture Societys “Stallions Ponies & Unicorns” 2004 exhibit at the Park Avenue Atrium. In addition, Shadowfax (alabaster) was selected for the National Sculpture
Society’s 2006 73rd Annual Awards Exhibition in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Rosie’s commissions have included a wide array of both horse and human portraits – including a bust of award-winning violinist Berl Senofsky and a bust in bronze of legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne – both on display at the Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara, California.