About Joss

Joss was born in South Africa and spent 38 years there before moving to the UK.

She turned to art at the age of 58 and has not looked back since.

She creates mixed media art using different textures and techniques including pastels, acrylics, gouache, inks, food colouring and scratching.

Her art is heavily influenced by her life in South Africa, and she believes that there is joy and an intensity of love and passion amongst people even in the most difficult of economic situations.

She sells her work internationally bringing her vibrant, bold art to a wide audience.

She exhibits regularly in London, including every year at the Mall Galleries Pastel Show and at the Flux Exhibition, and has just been awarded the Mall Galleries Pastel Society Catalogue Award – First Prize.

Her art is now permanently showing in a gallery in Greenwich and St Albans London, and in Laguna Beach California. She also had a successful exhibition in Murcia, Spain in 2017.

She loves life, loves art, and is passionate about producing work that captures the viewer’s attention, and her art is now owned by many private collectors all over the world.


“Art is such fun and brings me such joy.
If this ever stops, then so will I”

It’s all ‘go’ for my two Summer exhibitions in the USA; at galleries in Saugatuck Michigan and Cambridge Maryland.

Painting, framing, printing, packing… one hundred and one things need to be decided and organised… and that’s in addition to my regular ‘facebooking’ and chatting to buyers.

I just love the activity!

I’m well involved with creating my new abstract art, and I’m exercising my passion for wildlife…
with Africa in my soul, what else would you expect 🙂

Take care.


Amazwi Art Gallery
– Saugatuck Michigan USA
(June-September 2018)

Main Street Gallery
– Cambridge Maryland USA
(June-October 2018)

Flux Exhibition 2018
– London
(April 2018)

Pastel Show 2018
– Mall Galleries, London
(February 2018)

La Galleria
– Pall Mall, London
(December 2017)

JonaQuest Gallery
– Greenwich, London

Nude Tin Can Gallery
St Albans, London
(from September 2017)

Country Gallery
Murcia, Spain

Discover Emerging Artists Gallery
Laguna Beach, California
(from July 2017)

Flux Exhibition 2017
– Chelsea College of Art, London
(July 2017)

Pastel Show 2017
Mall Galleries,
(February 2017)

Flux Exhibition 2016
Old Truman Brewery, London
(November 2016)

African Exhibition
– Spitalfields, London
(May 2015)

Flux Exhibition 2015
– London
(February 2015)

Pastel Show 2015
– Mall Galleries, London
(February 2015)

Pastel Show 2014
– Mall Galleries, London
(June 2014)

Exhibition: Menier Gallery
– London
(January 2014)

Solo Show: Funky Afrika
– Camden, London

‘Celebrating African Grandmothers’ Exhibition
– Canada
(May 2013 to April 2014)

Penny Fielding Summer Exhibition
– Walthamstow, London
(August 2013)

Pastel Show 2013
– Mall Galleries, London
(June 2013)

Spitalfields Art Exhibition
– London
(April 2013)

New Artist Fair
– Islington, London
(March 2013)

Art Exhibition
– Walthamstow, London
(September 2012)

Love everything about this painting. Most of all, Joss’ paintings are just all about love and happy thoughts… very positive… she is a wonderful artist.

Cindi, USA


I am SOOOOO EXCITED… my painting is here and I love it so so much!! Words are just tangled up to describe how it makes me feel having it in real life! It is amazing. Thanks so much for letting me own a piece of pure JOY!

Cee, Indiana USA


Oh, Joss, they are truly wonderful! I love, love, love, them! The colors are so vibrant, the composition is superb and the subject matter is fantastic! You are a wonderful artist, my dear.

Linda, Australia


LOVE the texture and the way it just plays across the top of your canvas/paper. AND the hair! LOVE the hair.

Ruth, London UK


JOSS… there aren’t any words, only a bunch of feelings that can explain your extraordinary artwork… YOU ROCK! Thank you!

Angela, New York USA


I love the watercolor feel to the background and their dresses. Again I love how you use the color black, though minimal it is very effective. And the figures are very pleasing, they induce a sense of happiness

Susan, California USA


Absolutely gorgeous! the movement in this painting is incredible and the colors, vibrant and beautiful. Joss Rossiter is a true artist and her talent knows no bounds!

Liz, Florida USA