Rosanna Morris has been drawing and painting since childhood and began making prints while she was at school. She went on to study Illustration at Camberwell School of Art, where she developed her own unique style, evoking the traditional feel of British Wood Engravings within the aesthetic of contemporary illustration.
Her interest in Printmaking took her to Mexico, where she visited various Printmaking collectives. It was while learning from Printmakers in Oaxaca that she deepened her relationship with the medium of Relief, and began to understand the potential for Print as a means of communication and a collaborative process. In 2016 Rosanna co-founded Cato Press, where she prints, teaches, and facilitates a space for members of the studio.
Rosanna has also long been interested in sustainability, food sovereignty and growing, and many of her prints explore themes of horticulture and the natural world. She also takes illustration commissions and enjoys the creative challenge of working to a brief. Previous projects include four animation’s on land use for the 2017 film In Our Hands, album artwork for Fitty Gomash, Band of Burns and Jimmy Aldridge and Sid goldsmith , and editorial illustrations for the Bristol Cable. In 2018 she was commissioned to develop a series of 12 prints illustrating the work of sustainable farmers for The Landworkers’ Alliance.
Rosanna teaches Printmaking at Cato Press and at the Royal West Academy.