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Morninton Peninsula Art Gallery

Rosemary  Jones

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Daughter of British artist Colin J. Hards, Rosemary was born in England in 1942 and came to Australia in 1954, initially residing in Tasmania.

The passage of time saw her spend some years in Fiji, PNG and UK as well as Qld, NSW and Victoria, where she is now settled.

Largely self taught, but influenced by both her father and, more recently, by Joseph Zbukvic and Grace Paleg, Rosemary initially concentrated on atmospheric watercolours.

She turned her interest to pastels in 2002, preferring to paint sea and landscapes, however, she has a love of birds and frequently paints this diverse subject. She is now broadening her experience with abstract oils!

Her decision to become competitive in 2006 resulted in Best Pastel in the Laidley Art Show, Queensland’s largest regional art exhibition. She has since successfully exhibited in Narooma, NSW, Queensland and Melbourne.  

She held her first solo exhibition in 2012 and was published in the Australian Artists Magazine in January 2011.

A past member of the Pastel Society of Victoria and the Pastel Society of Australia in Qld, she is now a member of the Peninsula Arts Society in Victoria and has served on the Committee.

In November 2014 she was invited to join the Studio 12 group of exhibiting artists. She regularly shows her work with this highly regarded group. In October 2018 Rosemary was accepted into the Guild Art Gallery at Tyabb where her work can be viewed.

Rosemary’s work can be found in collections internationally as well as across Australia.