Hello, I am Antonia Rolls, an Artist, living and working in West Sussex. My studio is in my garden and my life is wonderful here. I aim to show you what I am working on with each commission, and to comment on the work in progress.
Religous - These are quirky interpretations of the Bible and Christianity. I was brought up Catholic, and so I know the stories. That is why I use the imagery that you see in the works. It is a sideways look at what we take for granted. The most famous work in this category is "Jesus on the Tube". Please go to http://www.jesusonthetube.co.uk/ to see it. These religious works, and the Jesus on the Tube, are often exhibited and cause much comment. Commissions based on these works, plus the sales of the originals, are all possible. Except the original Jesus on the Tube. That isn't for sale, but prints and commissioned copies of the original are available.
Fun - Brightly coloured paintings of Ladies, fun pictures of Plump Ladies by the Sea Eating Sandwiches, Pots or Mugs with Flowers in them. These are great for presents.
Oil on board and framed beautifully. I have used a portrait of my mother to explore what the Virgin Mary may have looked like in her later years. I like to use modern images to make the religious ideas accessible to us now, today.
EXAMPLES OF FUN PAINTINGS
A bright blue bottom, oil on wood and about 4' by 2.5', so nice and big. This was returned from and exhibition in a London Office as it unnerved the men.
This is acrylic on canvas, and shows lovely brightly coloured ladies eating and sitting by the sea watching a man just about to go swimming. There is a half eaten sandwich not in the photo here, which is a shame. It is below the book on the right hand bottom corner.