Rosemary was born in Nottinghamshire in 1960 and originally trained and qualified as a registered nurse in Sheffield. A year into further midwifery training in Harlow, Essex in 1983 she gave up her studies to undertake an Arts Foundation Course and then went on to gain a B.A (Hons) degree in Textile and Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art (1984-1987).
She worked as a surgical staff nurse in Sheffield and then as a district nurse and at her local hospice. It was not until 2009 that she was able to commit herself to life as a full time artist.
Initially printmaking was instinctively her focus but painting and mixed media is an equally important part of her work. Mark making and colour continue to predominate in both disciplines and her love of still life and landscape is depicted in either semi abstracted or in more illustrative form.
Rosemary has exhibited regularly in several highly regarded galleries and art fairs across the UK. Since June, 2020 she has lived, and continues to work, in Suffolk.