I’ve known of Rosemary Otto’s work for quite a period of years. Invited her to exhibit in Miami and participate in the “Our National Treasures”* exhibition, that I curated. It was based on the Japanese honor of attaining a high level of mastery in their art form.
However she was tied into a contract with the Webber Gallery of Lake Worth. Four years later I found myself living down the street from her. Rosemary is a long time resident of Lake Worth still living in her grandmothers home, her mother was an art teacher at the High School and former Pres. of the Lake Worth Art League.
Rosemary’s is not just skilled in oil but she is known for her unique work that, is quasi collage/watercolor but that is a over simplification. I’ve sat in her home-studio marveling at the patients of the many steps it takes to create a singular work of art. That is just the mechanics.
Her imagination takes us to where we all wish we could escape to in a perfect childhood. A world that does not rob us of that gift to escape, via Television or social media. The imagery is evocative of her German heritage, joys of young person. She is now represented by a private dealer and is being showcased at the Box Gallery at 811 Belvedere Rd. in West Palm Beach thru August. The reception takes place this Saturday July 22 7 – 10 p.m. Some of her very small work can be purchased at the Cultural Council of Palm Beach Gift shop. A Must meet the artist event.
PORTRAIT OF OUR ARTIST is an ongoing series of this blog. Showcasing some of the great talent in our small community that have gained recognition away from Lake Worth Fl. Rosemary Otto now joins Laura Ann Jacobs, Steve Horan, Fred W. Hunt, Aidana Baldassarra Annette Rawlings and Barbara Johansen and quite a few more to come.