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 since 1999 and has completed over 300 original pieces.
In 2021, she completed a 17-year project hooking the stone bridges of Acadia National Park for the Friends of Acadia 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 also has had her work featured in Modern Hooked Rugs by Linda Rae Coughlin, Rug Hooking Magazine, Rug Beat, the ATHA Journal, the Ellsworth American and the Bangor Daily News. Rosemary's work was included in Art of Acadia by Carl Little & David Little, and featured in Maine Boats Homes & Harbors magazine (Hooked On Rugs by Carl Little).
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 has become known for her handmade Maine Scallop, mussel and clam shell books. She also loves to reuse old books and esoteric items to create journals and book art that is functional and beautiful. Rosemary is also a painter, printmaker and multimedia artist who finds inspiration everywhere.