Rosie Little was born 1948, and was raised at a place called Mahana, just outside Nelson and started painting at an early age. Rosie has had a variety of exhibitions in Nelson, Wellington and Christchurch. Rosie studied art at teachers college, and has a fine arts preliminary qualification. Her influences are post world war two painters in NZ, and the European expressionists. Rosie continues to paint in her strongly expressionist style.