Rosemary's pre-occupation with paint effects and surface
texture runs through all aspects of her work. The result is a body of
work with discernable common features, but which manifests infinite
variety in its realisation. Painting on canvas the surface of the
work is enriched by the use of a thick plaster ground, which can be
incised to create line work, which then permits the application of both
colour washes and saturated colour. The paintings are further enriched
by the application of metal foils and pearlescent pigments.
Influences throughout Rosemary’s life have included Ben Nicholson,
Terry Frost, The St Ives School, Matisse from the French Impressionists,
the New York Expressionists – especially Rothko and Rauchenburg –
and her art work continues the tradition of abstract expressionism into
today’s art world.