Above: “Olana” Oil on Canvas, 12″ x 9″
Rosemary O. Hanson received her BFA in Studio Art from Wells College in Aurora, New York, and studied at the Lorenzo de Medici Institute in Florence, Italy. Following graduation, Rosemary moved to New York City and began a professional career at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where she worked for many years. While in New York, she continued painting at the Art Students’ League with several notable instructors, including Gustav Rehberger.
In 2006, she moved to the Hudson Valley with her family. Inspired by the surrounding environment, she began painting landscapes. She continues to enjoy working in plein air and on still lifes, and studies at both the Barrett Art Center in Poughkeepsie and the Woodstock School of Art.
Her work has been included in several individuals and group shows throughout the Hudson Valley and greater New York metropolitan area.