ROSEMARY WEBBER BIO
Rosemary (Posy) Webber is an award-winning artist whose work has appeared in national magazines, corporate annual reports and gallery shows throughout the Northeast.
EDUCATION A graduate of St. Lawrence University, Ms. Webbe rstudied extensively at the Parsons School of Design, Silvermine School of Art, the New York Studio School and the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts.
PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND She began her career as an illustrator for The Journal of Commerce, and later went to The Wall Street Journal, where she worked as a pen-and-ink editorial artist and portraitist. She led the illustration department there for two years, and her many portraits of heads of state, prominent businessmen, politicians and celebrities were published daily.
As a freelance artist, Ms. Webber published regularly in The New Yorker magazine where her drawings illustrated films, art exhibits and other contemporary cultural events listed in the “Goings On About Town” section. Her corporate clients have included General Electric, IBM, Mobil, Northrop Grumman, Heinz, MGM Grand and Forbes Magazine.
Ms. Webber was a docent for the Traveling Art Program in the Greenwich Public Schools. She was a member of the Loft Artists Association in Stamford, the Velvet Mill in Stonington and now works in her studio in Mystic, Connecticut. Her work is part of private and corporate art collections.
PLEIN-AIR Having moved to Mystic in 2012, she discovered sites to pique her artistic interests and has again embraced this area's natural and architectural beauties through her observations, drawings and paintings.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION Ms. Webber won illustration awards from the Black Book Marketing Group and the Society of Newspaper Design. Her drawings and paintings have been the subject of articles in Communication Arts, Washington Journalism Review, Advertising Age, American Artist, Inc, and Palette magazines.
Her art works have been selected for exhibit in shows juried by prominent artists and curators. Recent awards comprise Best in Show and First in Drawing, Rowayton Arts Center; First in Watercolor, Art Society of Old Greenwich; the Beran Award and the Brooks Award, Greenwich Art Society; First in Watercolor, New Canaan Society for the Arts, Spectrum Show; Best in Show, Lyme Art Association.
She has been awarded Elected Artist status by the Mystic Museum of Art.
ARTISTIC VOICE Ms. Webber's black and white illustrations contributed to her work in color. Her interpretations inform the brilliance of color in her art. She knows that color is not always present in bright light but more so in shadow. “If you look carefully, you see lots of color in the shadows, and also, perhaps, some mystery in the darkness,” she says.