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A painter notable for her rural scenes featuring horses, she was the daughter of an illustrator of children’s books. She was herself a horsewoman with a special interest in heavy horses. Rosemary Welch was born in Wiltshire but her early years were divided between England and the USA. Encouraged by her mother, who had been a Slade student herself, she returned to England aged 14 to study at the St Ives School of Painting under Leonard Fuller for 3 years, after which she studied privately at the RA Schools under Walter Woodington. Since 1980 she has concentrated on painting equestrian subjects from first hand observation, and her expertise in capturing mood and movement, inspired handling of light and shade, and the capacity to convey contrasting surroundings and the seasonal changes, all contribute to her being a complete artist in her chosen field. She was elected to membership of both the Society of Women Artists and the Society of Equestrian Artists in the early 80s and her work has an established market in both England and the USA.