The Worlington Movement was the brainchild of two highly successful professional painters, Heath Rosselli and Rosa Branson.
Deeply concerned by the fact that the great skills of the Renaissance painters are now not being taught to young artists and are in danger of being lost altogether, these two well known, prize-winning artists have set themselves the task or proving, by example, the power of great classical painting, to portray the deep and fundamental issues of our contemporary world.
Both have painted the stories of some of our largest charities in order to bring hope and inspiration to millions.
Having been five years in art school, Rosa Branson then went on to spend six years studying the classical painting techniques of artists such as Titian, Rembrandt and Leonardo at The National Gallery, where she had the good luck to be taught by one of Europe’s most famous picture restorers, Dr H Ruhemann. Over the past ten years, Rosa passed on her knowledge to Heath, who started off studying under David Denby, and has then progressed to paint on a much larger and more confident scale with Rosa.
Heath and Rosa feel strongly that not to teach young painters these magnificent techniques (thus giving them the freedom to produce great works of art, which will enrich and beautify our civilisation for hundreds of years to come) is like telling Shakespeare that in order to be a great writer he mustn’t learn to write.
Rosa and Heath are fully hard working professional artists without the time or facilities to start a functioning art school. But they are very happy, if you would like to get in touch, to share their experiences of how to increase your understanding of real painting techniques. They are in the process of developing a book to support their painting techniques and are currently looking for sponsors and a publisher so if anyone is interested please contact them.