Landscape, Flora, Fauna in Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor
RoseMarie paints a wide range of subjects expressing herself with a sensitive and accomplished style using watercolours, oils or acrylics. She uses oils or watercolours when plein air sketching and conté chalks, charcoal or graphite when life drawing. Currently RoseMarie is exploring textural effects and non-objective painting with acrylics while still focusing on realism when painting flora, fauna or rural landscapes. RoseMarie illustrated ‘The Canadian Shield Alphabet' a Canadian Writers in Science, award winning children’s book. RoseMarie’s books ‘A Brush with Words’ and ‘A Brush with Wilderness’ are collections of some of her writing, wilderness photography and her paintings respectively. A passionate advocate in promoting visual art and its importance; RoseMarie exhibits, teaches children 2 & 3 dimensional art, curates, volunteers and is a member of numerous art galleries in Ontario.
Exploring, sketching and photographing the Canadian wilderness from coast to coast continually provides enormous inspiration for RoseMarie's paintings. Her rich palette and lively brush work combined with her understanding of composition and draftsmanship allow her to portray the natural world in a truthful, dramatic and realistic manner.
Hiking, camping, canoeing and rafting in wilderness areas allows RoseMarie to indulge her abiding fascination with rugged Canadian landscapes. Excursions to the Yukon, the Northwest Territories, rafting on the Nahanni and Tatshenshini Rivers as well as six weeks in the High Arctic have given her a unique insight into the vastness of Canada, her fragile eco systems, flora, fauna and cultures.
In addition to the extreme wilderness, RoseMarie also enjoys painting rural towns and landscapes, expressing herself with a sensitive and accomplished style using oils, acrylics or watercolours.
Born and educated in Toronto she studied watercolour and oil painting, composition, museum studies and perspective with Archibald (Dan) Logan. RoseMarie studied graphic art disciplines, colour theory, design and rendering with Vince McGill as well as layout, life studies and illustration with Fred Savard and history of art, sculpture and anatomy with William Clements.
Aside from her expressions in fine art RoseMarie is an award winning designer and illustrator of two and three dimensional children's toys and pastimes for numerous multi-national corporations. She is has also designed and illustrated logos, packaging concepts as well as animated windows.
As a fine artist she has exhibited extensively in galleries and juried art shows her painting are in numerous private collections as well as those of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Canadian Coast Guard.
RoseMarie is an active member of the Arts & Letters Club of Toronto, The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Arctic Quest and Worldwide Nature Artists Group.
As an active member of Arctic Quest RoseMarie is displaying her newest Arctic Paintings across Canada and internationally in celebration of International Polar Years 2007-2009.
In conjunction with International Polar Year Arctic Quest a group of 25 painters will show their work internationally throughout this period. Please see www.nwp100.com for more information and to view exhibition venues and dates.
RoseMarie has recently completed 26 oil paintings to illustrate 'The Canadian Shield Alphabet'. An award winning book for children written by Myrna Guymer and published by Your Nickel's Worth Publishing. The Canadian Shield Alphabet focuses on that vast and beautiful area of Canada its flora, fauna and the people who live there.
Support for Conservation:
- 2016 - City of Kawartha Lakes Artist of the Year
RoseMarie was chosen by jury members in the City of Kawartha Lakes and presented with the 'Artist of the Year Award'. She was also honoured with recognition of her accomplishments from the Canadian House of Commons.
- 2006 - Vancouver Maritime Museum
- 2003 - Royal Canadian Mounted Police
'Inspiring Dreams' was a commissioned painting now in the collection of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This painting of a young constable with his German Sheppard dog talking to a boy and surrounded by boys and girls was made into a limited edition lithograph by Art of Traderhorn Publishing in Georgetown Ontario.
- 1994 - Canadian Coast Guard
'Coming About at Little Cornwallis Island' is a full sheet watercolour painting created after I spent six weeks travelling aboard the CCGS Henry Larsen with the Canadian Coast Guard exploring much of the eastern Arctic in 1994. The painting is in the collection of the Canadian Coast Guard.
- The Canadian Shield Alphabet (2008)
More about The Canadian Shield Alphabet
Created 26 oil paintings to illustrate the letters of the alphabet and various maps and spot illustrations and diagrams in watercolour and digitally. - The Canadian Shield Alphabet is an informative colourful, award winning children's picture book that is chock full of little-known facts that highlight, letter by letter, the vast regions of the Canadian Shield - a 4.8 million square kilometre area (almost half of Canada) - and the people who live there.
Author: Myrna Guymer
Published by: Your Nickel's Worth Publishing
- 2007 - Polar Artists Group
RoseMarie is an elected member of Polar Artists Group www.polarartists.com a group of artists whose works and concerns focus on the Arctic regions their flora and fauna. These areas of our globe that are exhibiting the dramatic effects of global warming. Working with the scientific community under the auspices of the International Polar Year these artists will exhibit together internationally. Canadian astronaut and honourary member Roberta Bondar will help launch Polar Artists Group at the McMichael Art Collection in Kleinberg November 16, 2007.
- 2005 - Arctic Quest
A group of 25 Canadian Artists who travelled and painted in the High Arctic in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 1st successful completion of Canada's Northwest Passage by Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. With the recognition of International Polar Year Arctic Quest artists will continue to exhibit their paintings of the High Arctic internationally throughout 2007-2009, in the hope of raising awareness of the fragility and importance of Canada's Arctic region.
- 2003 - Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
A professional organization for writers and illustrators of children's literature
- 1992 - The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
An active member of the Arts and Letters club of Toronto RoseMarie frequently exhibits her paintings there in mamber's juried exhibitions. Using her graphic design and computer capabilities RoseMarie creates posters and promotional materials for various club functions such as their Annual Spring Revue.
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