Driven to Abstraction

Works by Rosemary Connelly

September 29, 2023 - October 29, 2023


Rosemary Connelly is a watermedia artist living and working in Milford, Delaware. Playful use of line and color are hallmarks of her painting style. Her layered approach suggests the passage of time and human existence and she finds inspiration in historic towns, aging factories and barns, botanicals, and abstract patterns. Her work has been included in shows at Peninsula Gallery and Nassau Valley Vineyards in Lewes, Station Gallery in Greenville and Biggs Museum in Dover, Delaware and the Anne Lloyd Gallery in Decatur, IL. Connelly practices and teaches the art of Watercolor Journaling and Urban Sketching and has taught workshops around the country and all over the state of Delaware including the Delaware Art Museum. She studied fine art, drawing, painting and graphic design at Arizona State University and worked for over 20 years as a professional graphic designer. Two years living and painting in Italy with her late husband fulfilled a dream to “live cheap and make art,” living a simple life focused on experiences, not material things. Travel remains an integral part of her life and work. On the board of Mispillion Art League, Rosemary is a member of the Rehoboth Art League and a founding member of Urban Sketchers Delaware. She is Chair for The Big Draw Festival DE, part of an International Celebration of Art, presented by Mispillion Art League. Her memoir “Two Years in Italy” is available in paperback and Kindle eBook on Amazon.

Image Credit: “Together Again,” mixed media by Rosemary Connelly.