Rosie Ochtman - September 2021

Name: Rosemary Ochtman

Location: Melbourne, Victoria

Art Medium: Acrylic paints, Fine tip pens.

I am an Australian artist originally from regional Northern NSW, now based in Melbourne. I have been painting for about six years, however begun devoting more serious time to it about two years ago. I work primarily with acrylic paints on canvas, and fine tip pens (usually on whatever paper I can get my hands on). I have also dabbled in the delights of watercolours, texture paste, and gouache, however when it comes to painting, I always find myself coming back to acrylics – something about their texture and the way they work on a canvas captivates me. I am constantly inspired by the beauty of nature and the way it influences people and their emotions, which is one of the many reasons why you will find inspirations of nature in most of my art: usually in the form of flowers, the night sky, or anything else around me that I find pretty. 

Aside from loving art, I also love performing! In 2017 I started studying theatre at the University of New England, attaining a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance in June 2020. I discovered my love for performing at the age of four when I begun attending dance classes – which I continued for the next twelve years before I begun preparing to study theatre.  Now that I have completed my studies most of my time is spent doing what I love; making art, practicing acting and dancing, and performing wherever I can. I would like to say I have healthy habits to fuel my creativity, but in all honesty, I am a chocolate fanatic, and I am always on the hunt for a comforting mug of hot chai tea/latte to sip on while painting. 

So happy arting! Drink some chai, eat some chocolate, and get that creativity flowing!

Social Media:

  • Instagram: Rosies_arty_stuff
  • Facebook: Rosie’s Arty Stuff

Website to find my work:

  • Etsy: Rosie’sArtyStuff