Reston Art Gallery & Studios

At Lake Anne Village Center in Reston, VA

Rosemarie Forsythe

Inspired by living and working around the world, Rosemarie Forsythe paints in a style she calls “Illuminations.” Her paintings often celebrate the power of ideas that have influenced the course of history or changed the way we think about the world.

Rosemarie uses acrylics, gouache, flashe, gold leaf, mica chips, and/or handmade paper to render symbols, math/physics equations, algorithms, ideas, and /or intellectual puzzles in jewel-like paintings. Her style mixes matte gem tones with metallics to achieve a look reminiscent of Byzantine icons or 15th century illuminated manuscripts. She also does a botanical series based on plants in her backyard in Great Falls, VA.

Before she became a full-time artist, Rosemarie lived in seven countries and visited over 60 countries in the course of her past careers as a U.S. diplomat, policymaker, and international business executive. This travel and exposure to so many cultures and ideas provide the inspiration for her art.

Rosemarie’s works are in private collections in Qatar, Switzerland, France, the UK, and the US. She has done commissions for work in the south of France, Washington, DC, and New York.

Samples of Rosemarie's work are below. Please click on a thumbnail to see the full image.

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Instagram: @rosemarieforsythefineart
Facebook: @forsythefineart