Color and texture play the most important roles in Rosemary’s paintings. Expressions of her passion and energy are evident on the canvas. An ardent traveler, her journeys influence and feed that passion.
When I was young, I would build furniture out of fruit crates, fashion jewelry out of old & sewed many of my own clothes. Sketching in charcoal taught me about shapes & values, sewing, about color and texture.
In 2006, after 25 years in the corporate world, I undertook learning to paint in oil with a palette knife. My mentor for 2 years was Francoir Arenas. Her taught me color theory, composition, value and a new way of looking at the world. Life changed that year. I retired from 10 years of teaching at Richland College in 2015 to paint full time.
The ocean, my world travels, gardens, music and curiosity all fuel my creative juices.
This is the most Northern studio, the Hawk Creek Gallery, on the East side of Hwy 101