A Sydney based artist best known for her large scale oil paintings, particularly portraiture and genre scenes, Rosemary has been short-listed for the Archibald and Sullamnn Prizes several times and has been awarded the Portia Geach Memorial Award and the Blake Religious Art Prize among others. Her work contains aspects of myth, symbolism and women’s experience, childhood stories, issues of ‘home’ and a growing questioning of place. Her work, like Hill End itself, has a timeless quality that is part of the appeal of the village for the artist.
IMAGES: Rosemary Valadon The Open Door 2004, oil on canvas. Purchase, Collection of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery. Rosemary Valadon Genevieve 2008, pastel on Stonehenge paper. Purchased as part of invitational drawing exhibition, Collection of the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery.