Rosemary grew up a couple blocks from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the hustle and bustle of N.Y.C., spending weekends and summers in the beauty of the seashore and countryside at the eastern tip of Long Island, N.Y. The contrast between big city living and a rural home one-hundred miles away was far more stark in the 1960's and 1970's than today with the sprawling suburbs now filling the distance. In her experience of that contrast, a deep sensibility of her surroundings developed. Although she gravitated toward the architectural stability of the buildings lining the avenues and streets of N.Y.C., she yearned for the panoramic vistas of the beaches and countryside, the soft feel of the sand and waves, the gentler sounds of the water and chirping birds.
A summer program in art and architecture in France influenced her desire to pursue the visual arts, and she obtained her Bachelor of Arts from Kenyon College in Ohio. In the early 2000's, she focused her work in oils and pastel painting while studying with three nationally known artists in Kansas where she currently resides.
Rosemary was invited in 2011 to freelance for Disney Theme Parks and in 2013 for Disney Cruise Line®. She paints favorite scenes, with an emphasis on the beautiful architecture found throughout the parks. Her originals, along with Deluxe Prints, Framed Giclees, and Giclee Wraps reproductions are made available exclusively at Walt Disney World® Resort, Disneyland® and aboard Disney Cruise Line®.
Inspired by the beauty of her subject matter, ranging from her interest in architectural structures, to seashore scenes of beaches and sunsets, boats and wildlife, Rosemary is motivated to portray a serenity and majesty in her work.
Rosemary has painted over 60 originals for Disney and participated in the 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 Epcot International Festival of the Arts at Disney World. Her first signings were for her painting entitled "Splendor" (Cinderella Castle) at the Main Street Gallery of Magic Kingdom in 2012, and for her four wildlife paintings entitled "Composure" (giraffe), "Stately" (lions), "Alert" (zebras), and "Conscientious" (elephants) at the Outfitters in Disney's Animal Kingdom®in 2013. In 2015, she signed aboard Disney's Fantasy® for her Disney Cruise Line ® works entitled "Tranquility"(Castaway Cay), "Poise"(Castaway Cay), "Sunset Dream" (Disney Cruise Line 9), and "By the Shore" (Disney Cruise Line®). In 2016 Rosemary unveiled three new oil paintings, "Inviting" (Puerto Rico), "Magnificence" (Castaway Cay) and "Monumental" (Castaway Cay), which include her first Disney characters, aboard the Disney Dream®, and gave a presentation in the Buena Vista Theater. Other works completed for Disney include: "Enchanted" (Beauty and the Beast Castle), "Calm" (Liberty Belle Riverboat), "Amazing" (Beauty and the Beast Castle), "Princely" (Prince Eric's Castle), "Adorned" (Prince Charming's Regal Carousel), "Illustrious" (France Pavilion), "Ceremonial Grandeur" (Wedding Pavilion), "Ceremonial Grandeur 2" (Wedding Pavilion), "Glorious" (Cinderella Castle/Space Mountain/The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa), "Grand Elegance" (The Grand Floridian Resort and Spa), "Eminent" (Beauty and the Beast Castle/entrance to Fantasyland), "Majestic" (Cinderella Castle), "Luminous" (Prince Eric's Castle), "Towering" (Rapunzel's Tower), "Turning" (Alice in Wonderland's Mad Tea Party), "Alluring" (Haunted Mansion), "Joyful" (Cinderella Castle), "Captivating" (Beauty and the Beast Castle), "Marvelous" (Cinderella Castle), "Heavenly" (Cinderella Castle), "Gracious" (The Yacht and Beach Club Resort), "Delightful" (Lighthouse at The Yacht and Beach Club Resort), and "Festive" (Lighthouse at The Yacht and Beach Club Resort), "Adventure" (Space Mountain), "Liberty" (Haunted Mansion, Liberty Belle and Rapunzel's Tower), "Invitation" (Entrance of Magic Kingdom), "Discovery" (Rapunzel's Tower), "Entrancing" (Cinderella Castle, Prince Charming's Regal Carousel and Fantasyland entrance), "Hopeful" (Tomorrowland), "Insightful" (Spaceship Earth and Monorail), "Prominent" (Canada Pavilion), "Super.." (England Pavilion), "Encourage" (Dumbo), "Celebrate" (Cinderella Castle), "Uplifting" (Cinderella Castle), "Distinet" (Cinderella Castle), "Returns" (Mary Poppins), "Grand Returns" (Mary Poppins/GF), "Wondrous" (Cinderella Castle), "Lovely" (Cinderella Castle), "Merriment" (Cinderella Castle), "Wishes" (Cinderella Castle), "Upward" (Dumbo ride), "Trusting" (Dumbo), "Transformative" (Beauty and the Beast Castle), and "Boundless" (Space Mountain).
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