Rosa Luetchford is a painter, born in 1995 and raised in Kent, England. Rosa is currently living and painting in Hastings, East Sussex.
Painting the women in Luetchford's world is a way of immortalising them. Capturing the women Luetchford crosses paths with and who imprint upon her life. Painting them is a way to celebrate and give permanence to them. The idea of a woman as a muse for the source of creative inspiration is one that has been previously linked/associated/connected to serving the ‘greatness of a man’. Luetchford wants the women to be the protagonists of the paintings. Within the works, the focus upon the bodies is different to the focus upon the faces. The imitative portrayal of the face is structured and controlled, the use of paint for the rest of the space/body is abstracted and unconstrained. The paint becomes the creator of the narrative. Each portrait contributes to the collection of women Luetchford has painted.