Born in Belfast, Rosaleen studied painting at the Belfast College of Art, and later the history of art and design at Birmingham City university. She now lives and works in County Down.
The human figure has always been the main theme of her paintings and drawings. Her focus and interest lies within the analysis of the human form. She has exhibited and has work in public and private collections throughout Britain and Ireland, England, Europe, Canada, U.S.A. and Australia.