Rosemarie Armstrong

"Atmosphere, earth and water are the elements which inspire my artistic practice. My oil paintings depict the constant transformation of the natural world. The creative process begins in nature through plein air studies, sketches, and experiences which build the foundation for my studio work."

China Beach - Oil on canvas 12 x 20 in.

Canadian artist Rosemarie Armstrong has been painting for over four decades. Her seascape and landscape paintings reflect her artistic soul and her professional caliber. The masterful use of light, colour and composition is deliberate, her process of layering the oil paint, results in an illuminated quality of atmosphere, earth and water. Rosemarie's paintings are representational yet imaginative; they celebrate movement, textures and images abundant in nature but often unseen due to their fleeting nature. The opportunity to witness nature's majesty draws Rosemarie to explore Canada's majestic and often remote locations.

Contrasting themes of turbulence, serenity, darkness and illumination underscore Rosemarie's emotional connection to our environment. She believes that through artists and their work, people can envision the best of our world and the human spirit. Rosemarie is a Signature Member of Artists for Conservation International (AFC), the world's leading artist group supporting the environment, representing 500 of the world's leading nature/wildlife artists from 30 countries. AFC's mission is to support wildlife and habitat conservation and environmental education through art that celebrates nature.

Rosemarie Armstrong is an artist creating work of immense artistic interest. Her paintings are enjoyed in over eighty private collections around the globe; publications include AFC International Exhibit of Nature in Art Hardcover Editions, Art Tour International Magazine Top 60 Masters of Contemporary Art Catalogue and Book Cover Rodopi Publications Turku University, Finland. She is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of America and National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society. Rosemarie continues to establish her artistic voice and impact.

Illumination - Oil on canvas 28 x 28 in.
Heatwave - Oil on archival panel - 18 x 24 in.
State of Grace - Oil on archival panel 12 x 16 in.
The Seventh Wave - Oil on canvas 30 x 30 in.

This review was published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist


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