Rosalind Pierson was born in Tavistock, England and was introduced to painting, both in oils and watercolor, at a very early age. During her school years she began to paint tiny pictures and continued to do so even after she began her studies at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art at Oxford.
Her main interest was in landscape. One of her first miniatures in watercolor was accepted and hung at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition during her second term at Ruskin. Four others were accepted the following year at the Annual Exhibition of the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers.
Concentrating on watercolor, 1977 saw another of her miniatures hung in the Royal Academy. In 1978 she was awarded a silver medal from the Paris Salon and a gold in 1981.
Many of Rosalind's paintings depict the Devon countryside near her home, and in particular her beloved Dartmoor - Britain's "last wilderness.