Rosa Sepple was born in London of Italian/British parentage. She lived, for many of her early years, in Venice with her Italian grandfather - renowned artist, Salvatore Casagrande. She followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, starting her career as an artist in the late nineties, producing exciting, vibrant and highly original paintings in watercolour and collage. In 2004, Rosa was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colour in and, in 2017, was elected as the first woman President. Recent awards have included The Herring Award for ‘Best Figurative’, the Elizabeth Scott-Moore Award, the Debra Manifold Award, the Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer Award, the Andrew Hillier Award for ‘Creativity’, and two Daler-Rowney Awards. She has private collectors worldwide and has exhibited in most of the major art exhibitions, including the Royal Academy in London, and has regular shows in fine art galleries throughout the UK.