Rose Marie Roy
Iris, Brief but Spectacular
I’m Not A Pair
I am a fine arts painter who works in oils, acrylics and watercolour. After retiring from a career at Queen’s Park in Toronto I turned to my first love, literature and became a published author and poet. I then turned to painting and am finding joy in the hard work and many challenges.
My Rideau Rive collection of paintings depicts my love of nature. Five out of the six paintings shown are from photographs I have taken of the Rideau depicting scenes from the river. The play of light on water offers such a great sense of inspiration and vitality to my work. My vision is an effort to capture what the eye perceives. I want to share my perspective in a visual conversation with my viewers. I strongly feel that though we are facing negative news on a daily basis there is so much beauty in the world to be brought to light.
My work can be found in private collections in Toronto, Montreal, Victoria and Fort Lauderdale.
Good Easts, Solo Show, March, 2020
Biagio’s Italian Kitchen, Solo Show, November 2019 – January 2020
Old Ottawa South, The Firehall, Fall Show, Winter Show, 2019/2020
Ottawa School of Art, 2014-2020
Nepean Fine Arts Fall Show, 2019
Merivale United Church, September 2018, 2019
Glebe Fine Arts Show, 2012-2019
Glebe Community Centre Art Show, July, 2019
Cafe 111 Lisgar, Solo Show, October – January 2017, January – April 2019
Kevin Dodds Art Gallery, 2017, 2018
Green Door, Group Show, 2017
Dempsey Community Centre Spring & Fall Shows 2010-2017
Life of Pie, Solo Show, 2014