PORTRAIT DRAWINGS & PORTRAIT PAINTINGS
About the Artist
Luxembourg Gardens, 2021
An American artist, living and working in France since 1989, Rosemary's artistic training began in her New Jersey hometown, and continued in NYC at the Traphagen School of Design and the Art Students League. She later pursued a career in media and in the French fashion industry, and earned a BA in French literature at Columbia University, all the while dreaming of living in France.
Once here, Rosemary devoted herself more fully to art, studying painting and drawing at the Ateliers du Carrousel, copying masters’ paintings at the Louvre, and taking summer classes at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. At the Atelier St Luc, she learned Renaissance and 18th century techniques which continue to inspire her work today.
Represented by the Galerie des Saints-Pères for portraiture until its closing in 2006, Rosemary creates portraits for members of the American Embassy in Paris and for a French bar association. She also loves painting landscapes and still life. Exhibits include solo and group shows in France, Ireland and Tunisia. She is registered with the Maison des Artistes, a juried French artists' union.
In Paris, Rosemary also worked as a tour guide, specializing in art, architecture and history. These passions inspired her book, Angels of Paris: an Architectural Tour of the History of Paris (The Little Bookroom, 2012; in French, Les Anges de Paris , Guy Trédaniel, 2015).
With her portraiture, Rosemary strives to capture the spirit and personality of each subject, while creating a work of art that endures through the generations. A portrait is truly a gift of love.