I treasure the time I spend with family, friends and my fur babies. Other top of the list activities is attending art shows and exhibits. I am always in awe and inspired by my fellow artists! I enjoy sharing my work and celebrating in the success of others.
I loved doing artwork as far back as I can remember. I'm the little one in that costume party way back when! I eventually went to college and earned a BS and an MS in Art Education and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I taught for a number of years and enjoyed those years but now I have the opportunity to devote all my time to the easel!
I never thought I would work with anything other than pencils since I wasn't interested in exploring color. I eventually picked up some colored pencils which led to pastels, watercolor, acrylic and finally oils. Once I started with oils, I never looked back! Similarly, I've explored different approaches, subjects and techniques. I love capturing people's expressions and have recently been working with a new love; the ocean.
I actually live steps from the beach on a street named Whitecap Road. My name, Rose Mary is a hybrid with the origin meaning "mist of the sea". I guess it was meant to be!
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