Rosemary spent much of her childhood drawing trees on the cardboard liners around which her father’s shirts came back from the cleaners, sewing beads and sequins on felt with her mother, collecting rocks, and writing poetry. Following her college graduation, she opened a retail business selling her work as well as the work of other area artists. She worked as a studio potter making her own glazes and fired her wheel thrown functional stoneware in a large outdoor gas kiln. It was while working toward her Bachelor of Fine Arts that she began exploring drawing, pastel painting and collage as ways of expressing her internal vision. During this time, she discovered the world of meditation, shamanism and healing, which remain influential in her art today. Rosemary currently works in clay, pastel painting and collage.
Hiking in the woods, I am at home among nurturing friends, whether they are birch, oak or pine. Among trees, I feel at peace, as if right now this moment is enough. My intent with these paintings is to express the spirit of trees, bringing to the viewer the sense of reverence I feel.