This is the first international monograph on Britain's hottest new artist. Rose Wylie (Kent, 1934) was educated at Goldsmith's College and Royal College of Art. Her large-scale painting is energetic and gives a sense of freedom and spontaneity. Her images are drawn from memory and inspired by different levels of visual culture, from cartoons to films, daily events and art history. The raw brushstrokes laid on with tremendous physicality and the rough texture of impasto bring a sense of immediacy, and the combination of text and figure connects her work to Jean-Michel Basquiat and Philip Guston. Wylie's paintings combine simplicity and innocence, though under closer inspection they reveal a complex world of references and stories. Wylie received the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Arts in 2011 and was selected to represent the UK at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington DC, 2010. Her work is included in many public art collections, such as the Contemporary Art Society and Arts Council England, London.