Rosemary studied at Canterbury and Bideford Colleges of Art. She taught GCE ‘O’ level and recreational art and first exhibited in the West Country in the early 1970s. She has had work accepted by the Royal Academy and New English Art Club. Exhibited in Norfolk, Suffolk, Yorkshire and London. Several works are in collections abroad. She returned to teaching for Adult Education & private classes in 1998 and tutored art courses in Switzerland. Rosemary has studios in Norfolk and Suffolk.
She works in gouache, acrylic, oil, pastel and mixed media in a wide range of subjects, and derives great pleasure from incorporating animal and human figures into her work as they go about their daily work or play. A fascination with both positive and negative shapes and how they relate in space plus a desire to explore surfaces and underlying textures are sometimes the inspiration; or it can come from a visual form, colour, music or poetry.
She has shown work (1990-2014) at Westcliffe Gallery, Sheringham, Norfolk. Llewellyn Alexander, London. School House Gallery, Wighton, Norfolk Look Gallery, Helmsley, North Yorkshire. Thompsons Gallery, Aldeburgh and City Gallery, London. New Grafton, London. New English Art Club, Mall Galleries, London. Kentmere House, York.
Her work and garden have featured in ‘Gardens illustrated’, ‘Norfolk‘ and ‘ The English Garden’magazines. Work published in ‘The Artists Manual’, (Harper-Collins.) ‘Artist in Residence’ during The Early Music Festival in York Work reproduced as posters and postcards by York Minster. Article by artist published in ‘The Artist’ Magazine. Artist featured in ‘Green Pebble’ magazine. Work accepted – Assembly House Norwich – Flying Colours Fascinating Forms and Fakenham Contemporary Art Exhibitions. Won award for oil painting at Southwold Art Circle exhibition, selected for Institute of East Anglian Artists (IEA)