Rosemary Curtin’s paintings are abstract and expressionistic because she is not the least bit interested in replicating reality.
She typically combines large amounts of rich colors with symbols, signs, and other marks. This intrinsic desire to add marks, allows her to communicate with viewers in a global fashion without being too specific.
Rosemary starts with the idea of a color and she lets her subconscious drive the painting from there. After the first color is applied, the next “right thing” comes to mind as the work progresses. Curtin believes art should be all about having fun with the creative process.
As an artist, Rosemary Curtin is making up for lost time. She didn’t take an art class until she was 45. Curtin maintains a studio where she paints as much as possible.