My name is Rosemarie Garutti and I live in a regional area. I developed a love of art when I was in school. I have experimented with pastels and watercolours but my true passion is in oil painting. I have always loved painting and sharing my skills with others. There is nothing that relaxes me more than to put music on and paint. When I get in the zone, all the worries of the world fade away. I started oil painting around 20 years ago and have been conducting art classes in my studio for around the last 10 years. However, I have only just started to step out of my comfort zone to sell my art works outside my local area.
I take photos and then use them for inspiration when I return to my studio. Previously, I tried plain air painting but I prefer to paint in my studio, as it is easier to focus my energy. I often use photographs taken by people and given to me to serve as inspiration. I do get commissioned to paint particular landscapes.
I have always loved observing how other artists paint as I believe I can always learn new skills. There are so many talented artists out there to learn from. I built my studio underneath my house so I am able to paint any time of the day.