Rosemary Bickle (nee Ladbrook) was born in Dumfries in Scotland, where she was initially inspired to draw and paint by the mood and feeling of the wilder Galloway landscapes and the Solway coast.
After initially training at Winchester as a teacher of French, History and Art, she acquired an Honours degree and worked as a College of Education lecturer, an Open University tutor, a Fiction Editor and a teacher of music. She continued to draw and paint and graduated with a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design from West Dean College in 2019.
Rosemary, a descendant of Robert Ladbrooke co-founder of the Norwich school of painters, is drawn towards painting expressionist landscapes and seascapes, as well as painting portraits. At present, she is linking her love of music to Art and is currently working on a series of abstract works designed to inspire in the viewer, meditative questioning on the nature of life, death, good, evil and spirituality.