The beautifully eccentric Rose Wylie has only recently passed 80 years old. Many may ask “who is she?” and up to a few years ago most would not have heard of her at all. Rose is now a world renowned painter and her work is getting international praise and recognition. We all hear about people who never get to experience their own success and in the case of Rose, she is definitely experiencing it now and let’s hope that she gets to enjoy it for many years to come. Rose lives in a small terrace house in a tiny village in Kent. The hallways and rooms are filled with pictures, posters and other treasures. Her studio, (also in the same house,) is filled with paint splats, paint buckets, paint rags and brushes and even shoes that bare the evidence of years of painting were scattered in a corner in the room. This place feels like a true artist’s house and my curiosity went beyond just wanting to see every room to wanting to be there with Rose and experience her day to day interaction with her space and work. Not only does her work feel genuine and real but her house and studio reflect this very much.