Wilderness travel and plein air painting provide great inspiration
Frequent trips to Canada’s wilderness
areas to sketch, photograph, canoe and camp enable her to gather
reference material for studio paintings. Her excursions to Yukon,
the Northwest Territories, rafting the Nahanni and Tatshenshini
Rivers as well as two trips to the High Arctic have given RoseMarie
a unique insight into the vastness of Canada, its biodiversity
and diverse cultures which she portrays in various media. Her
rich palette and lively brush work combined with her understanding
of composition and skill in draftsmanship allow her to portray
the natural world in a truthful, dramatic and realistic manner.
Her 2006 expedition to Canada’s High
Arctic with the Arctic Quest group of artists was no exception
yielding great inspiration and insight into the changes wrought
by global warming and the challenges facing wildlife and inhabitants
of that vast land since her previous visit in 1994.
Born and educated in Toronto RoseMarie studied
watercolour, oil painting, perspective, museum studies and composition
with Archibald (Dan) Logan, Graphic art disciplines, colour
theory, design and graphic rendering with Vince McGill as well
as layout, life studies and illustration with Fred Savard and
art history, anatomy and sculpture with William Clements. RoseMarie
also finds Canada’s architectural heritage, usually found
in rural areas, flora and fauna interesting subject matter.
Avid about drawing from life she paints portraits and draws
from the human form whenever possible.
Aside from her expressions in fine art RoseMarie
is an award winning children’s illustrator and structural
designer. She has designed retail product, animated Christmas
windows and premium incentives for numerous multi-national corporations.
Well versed in computer graphics she also designs and illustrates
retail products, designs logos, letterheads and posters.
RoseMarie has conducted workshops in painting
and drawing, juried regional art shows, demonstrated painting
techniques and given slide presentations of her wilderness travels.
RoseMarie is an active member of:
The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
SCBWI - Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
AFC - Artists for Conservation
PAC - Plein Air Canada
Polar Artist Group
As a fine artist she has exhibited extensively
in galleries and juried exhibitions. Her paintings are in many
collections such as that of the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.
RoseMarie is represented by:
John A. Libby Fine Art
463 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nature’s Scene / Art of Traderhorn
91 Armstrong Avenue, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Gallery at the Club at Bond Head
P.O. Box 300, Bond Head, Ontario, Canada