Contemporary Paintings by Rosemary Abrahams
Welcome to the website of Rosemary Abrahams which is a showcase for her many contemporary paintings. If you wish to purchase any painting please contact us for availability and pricing as Rosemary’s painting are often shown in galleries. Rosemary also accepts commissions, so if you like a particular painting but want a specific size or colour scheme then check out the commissions page for more details.
Rosemary’s work has developed along 4 different genres – landscapes, florals, abstracts and seascapes. Her pre-occupation with paint effects and surface texture runs through all aspects of her work. The result is a body of work with discernable common features, but which manifests infinite variety in its realisation.
Her paintings are produced on a wide range of canvasses from 2 metres plus to intimate pieces no more than 20cm square. The surface of the work is enriched by the use of a thick plaster ground, which can be incised to create line work, which then permits the application of both colour washes and saturated colour. The paintings are further enriched by the application of metal foils and pearlescent pigments.
Influences throughout Rosemary’s life have included Ben Nicholson, Terry Frost, The St Ives School, Matisse from the French Impressionists, the New York Expressionists – especially Rothko and Rauchenburg – and her art work continues the tradition of abstract expressionism into today’s art world.