Hamish Rosie was born in 1940 in the Orkney Isles. At ten months old, a severe bout of meningitis left him profoundly deaf. In 1944 he became a boarder at the Aberdeen School for the Deaf and his artistic talent was discovered at the age of nine by Stanley Curister CBE RSA RSW and a well known Orcadian artist. The Aberdeen Education Authorities were approached to allow Hamish to study in the Art Department of Aberdeen Grammar School. His tutor was C L Hemingway, another reputable Scottish artist who was greatly influenced Hamish. A scholarship to Burwood Park School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey followed and from there, he gained a place to Kingston-on-Thames School of Art (Kingston University) and later graduated in 1960 as an exhibition and graphic designer.
Hamish took up his first post as an assistant designer with a reputable London
advertising agency and later joined Greater London Council as a senior designer. He also taught part time in typography and graphic design at Croydon College of Art and Design.
In 1990 Hamish retired from GLC, which gave him more time to develop his artistic talents. He started teaching and providing art projects for children and now owns a small design consultancy. From his many one-man shows in Orkney Isles, London, Surrey and Newhaven, he now has many private collectors from as far afield as USA, Canada, Iran, New Zealand and Europe.