"Dancing around my designs, seeing loops of color stack up against each other, feeling the tip of my hook catch the wool through the monks cloth; hooking fills my life with happiness. My rugs are inspired by my love of home, family and nature."
An accomplished artist in a variety of media, Rosemary has been hooking rugs since 1999 and has completed over 400 original hooked rugs, balsam pillows and other pieces.
In 2021, she completed a 17 year project creating hooked rugs inspired by the Acadia National Park carriage road stone bridges and donating them, one a year, to Friends of Acadia to be auctioned at their Annual Benefit Auction.
Her seven Lucky Rugs, inspired by her Border Collie, Lucky, can be found in "Contemporary Hooked Rugs: Themes and Memories" by Linda Rae Coughlin. Rosemary has also had her work featured in "Modern Hooked Rugs" by Linda Rae Coughlin,
Rug Hooking Magazine, Rug Beat, the ATHA Journal, the Ellsworth American, the Mount Desert Islander and the Bangor Daily News. Additionally, Rosemary's work was included in "Art of Acadia" by Carl Little & David Little, and featured in the article Hooked On Rugs by Carl Little, published in Maine Boats Homes & Harbors magazine.
Rosemary's “Maine Blue Lobster” was a part of a multicultural display of hooked rugs in Japan. She conceived, designed and organized "Hooked on Knockabouts" a Chapter Two rug hooking project of ten rugs and she curated "Images of Acadia" (2017) and "Acadia Buzz" (2019), rug hooking shows which hung at venues throughout the Downeast area. Rosemary also had work included in "Framing Maine, Artists' Perspective of Place" an exhibition at the Lord Hall Gallery on the campus of The University of Maine.
In addition to her rug hooking, Rosemary is an avid book artist. She is widely known for her handmade Maine scallop, mussel and clam shell books, and loves to reuse old books and esoteric items to create original journals and book art that is functional and beautiful. Rosemary is also a painter, printmaker and multimedia artist who finds inspiration everywhere.