About the Artist

One of my fondest childhood art memories was making my own paper dolls. I would spend hours drawing and designing the female figures, their fashions and elaborate background staging. And, this was before Barbie dolls. As a child, I had always known I wanted to be a teacher, but it wasn’t until my first art class as a high school senior that I knew I wanted to teach art.

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Saint Mary’s College of California.  I have taught art to every grade level, pre-school through grade 12 and also been a school principal, pre-school through grade 12. I have lived, taught and painted in Utah, New Hampshire, Delaware, California and Vermont.

Since my retirement in June 2011, I have been blessed with the time to be a full-time artist. While I enjoy most any art making, watercolor painting has always been, and continues to be, my passion. As a watercolor artist, I am both a teacher and a student—a watercolor veteran who has been painting, teaching and taking watercolor classes for over 40 years.

Picasso said, “It takes a long time to grow young.” This is how I feel about becoming a full-time watercolorist. And, I still love having tea parties and making paper dolls, especially with my grandchildren.

Currently, I am a painter of gardens, grandchildren, scenic Vermont and the occasional wolf. I accept commission work with 100% satisfaction guarantee. Do you love your garden? Do you have a favorite photo of a grandchild doing something they love with you? I am a painter of special people, special places and special moments –a painter of beloved memories.

Art work, original watercolors, prints and hand-painted glassware is always on display and for sale in my ‘RdG Studio’ at 97 Church Street in Hardwick, VT. I love visitors to my studio, but please call ahead to make sure the studio is open. I am available for private or small group drawing and/or painting lessons.

~ Rosalie


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