Rosemary was born in Nottinghamshire and originally trained and qualified as a nurse.
In 1984 she studied Textile and Fashion Design at Winchester School of Art and then gained a place in 1987 at the Royal College of Art to take an M.A. in Fine Art Printmaking. Unable to attend due to the birth of her children she spent the next 20 years initially as a freelance textile designer for the international bedding and furnishings market and then later as a staff nurse.
In 2009 she was able to commit herself to life as a full time artist.
Printmaking she feels has been instinctively her focus but painting has recently become an inspirational and important part of her work. Mark making and colour continue to predominate in both disciplines and her love of still life is depicted in either semi abstracted or in more illustrative form.
Rosemary prepares and prints all her own small edition screenprints in her studio overlooking the dramatic landscape of the Derbyshire Peak District.