I run an art school along side being a full time painter so my days very depending the day of the week. I paint 7 days a week, 4 full days and 3 half days. On a full days I would start painting at 11am take lunch at 1pm, back painting from2pm and keep going till 6pm. Start back again at 7pm and keep going till 10pm.
My paintings influence where I go on holidays. I have several great paintings that haven't got to painted yet because I'm waiting on a great photo I haven't taken yet. My holidays are research trips, in China I took 3000 photograph and I did the same in Russia, Turkey etc. This year I have selected Pompeii, Sorrento and Capri and I have already paintings waiting on the photograph.
My blessing and my course is I have too many ideas and not enough time to do them. So how I work it out is I document all ideas and put them on a nail on the walls of my studio. The nail then fills up with drawings, photographs and research ideas. At the end of this progresses I create a piece of work.
On last count I have about 107 nails with strong ideas developing, 43 unfinished dolls and 50 more other projects on shelves. The unfinished dolls and the shelve project are definitely 3D and out of the nail ideas, 67 will definitely paintings the others could go ether way.
Both 2D and 3D projects get broken down again into smaller sections. At the moment my paintings breaks into 5 categorises, My Lady's, Fairy-tails, Christmas paintings and 2 other sections I don't want to name yet. The 3D projects breaks into 7 categorises, 4 of which are doll related and 2 are secret for the moment.
Over the last couple of years my main body of work has been My Lady's (paintings). So as to get anything done I place my main energy on them, then I select one of the other sections and make that my pet project for the year. All except the Christmas paintings, my plan is to produce 1 a year for the next decade or so.
Rosemary was born in Galway and decided at an early age that she was to become an artist. On finishing school she went to Sligo IT where she completed a Diploma in Fine Art Painting.
She then moved to Dublin and completed a BA in Art (Painting) in NCAD and that a 12 month City and Guilds in (Computer Art). Following that she did an MSc Multimedia in DCU..
She then returned to Galway and funded her pursuit as an artist by working as a designer, animator and lecturer. Over this period she completed a further 2 certificates in business and enterprise training programs with her ultimate goal of built her gallery and art school to fund herself as a full time artist. .
In 2008 her plan took shape and she opened Rosemary's Art school and the following year her art Gallery. Rosemary now working as a self sustaining full time artist and looks forward to a long and happy career as an artist
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Creating a concept is something I've done in the past, but as of now my work varies from thing to thing. The house is a recurring theme in what I do and I created it to represent an idea of stability. Something that you would strive for, but something with no entry point. A house can be useless with no doors. Since then however, I think it's starting to become a symbol of whimsy. Something to take at face value with no ultra hidden meaning.
Animation is, what I think, the most entertaining art form. I chose it because it's something a little more substantial, and accessible. People old and young alike can enjoy a decent moving picture. Right now I'm trying to focus on the stories I want to tell and the way I can tell them. It's a gradual change from flat objects to moving ones, but I think it's all part of the process to make something your proud of.
I only started creating things for assignments, it was never my intention to make art to one day profit from. Even now my main concern is to build skills rather than make pieces, but all in all I want to evoke something from the viewer.
Moved to Portland, Oregon for a week to attend a liberal arts college with funds saved from working at the Children's Museum (current occupation)
Immediately decided against it and moved back
Love all things Pixar
I believe if you have the ability to do good, you should.
My favorite part of printmaking is when I have finished the entire printing cycle and I get to see all of my prints lined up in a row on the drying rack. Printmaking is an art of multiples and each image can be experienced by a large number of people through the creation of an edition. I am becoming more and more interested in how to make art accessible. Printmaking is a perfect medium to create accessibility. I have often heard printmaking referred to as a “democratic” medium and can see the truth in that description through my own practice. As I continue my path as an artist and a printmaker I intend to further my exploration into this topic.
My daily artwork was an integral influence on many of the prints that I have created this year. The freedom I experienced became a part of my natural method of creation. Printmaking can often feel labored and I found it incredibly helpful to be able to loosen the experience for myself. My main goal for this year was to build my printmaking portfolio. My daily art supplied imagery and gave me a place of respite from the intensive work involved in creating a print. It has been a very slow transition for me to loosen up my printmaking practices. I believe that now, at the end of 2013, I am much happier in my work as a printmaker and as an artist.