About Me

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About Me

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.

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Background

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!

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Medium

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!