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Rosemary Bonney



Full Biography

Rosemary is a Dartmoor based landscape artist living in the village of Holne on the edge of the moor. She has drawn and painted throughout her life but chose to follow a career in scientific research, which left little time for painting. Since moving to Devon she has been able to fulfil her long-standing ambition to devote her time to art. She has exhibited widely across the Southwest since 2004, in galleries and in solo, shared and group exhibitions. In 2018 she was a finalist in the Devon Life landscape artist of the year and her work has been represented and reported in a number of magazines and newspapers including Devon Life and the Western Morning News. A lifetime passion for the natural world made it inevitable that Rosemary should choose to paint the landscape and with Dartmoor on the doorstep the scene was set. Her exploration of the moor since living in Holne has enabled her to become familiar with its uniqueness. She captures fleeting moments with her camera, memorising a point in time to encapsulate it on return to her studio. Although she uses photographs as an aide memoir she interprets the moor in her own style. Her aim is to share with the viewer her personal experience of place, interpreting it in a painterly manner using oils and acrylics and mixed media embellishments. The light, weather and season all play a part in her choice of subject. Colour is important to her and she enjoys experimenting with new ways of expressing the essence of the landscape with emphasis on colour.

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Full Name

Rosemary Bonney

Contact Address

Hanging Gate Holne Newton Abbot TQ13 7SR