Copyright Rona Newsom 2015


I grew up on the wide, dry, open spaces of the South African veld, and came to green, undulating England aged nineteen.  I now live in Cumbria, home to the beautiful English Lake District.

...and my art

The contrast in space, light, and feel between the two environments has greatly influenced how I see things and how I paint.  My love of colour and of storytelling also play an important part in what I do.

Technically, I now paint mostly in oils; my subject matter is eclectic and my style slides across the boundaries of realism, impressionism, and the abstract.

Road Home Africa Cumbria “Veldt Sky” “The Road Home” In the studio