Arctic Artists
RoseMarie Condon - Biography

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Wilderness travel and plein air painting provide great inspiration for RoseMarie.

Frequent trips to Canada’s wilderness areas to sketch, photograph, canoe and camp enable her to gather reference material for studio paintings. Her excursions to Yukon, the Northwest Territories, rafting the Nahanni and Tatshenshini Rivers as well as two trips to the High Arctic have given RoseMarie a unique insight into the vastness of Canada, its biodiversity and diverse cultures which she portrays in various media. Her rich palette and lively brush work combined with her understanding of composition and skill in draftsmanship allow her to portray the natural world in a truthful, dramatic and realistic manner.

Her 2006 expedition to Canada’s High Arctic with the Arctic Quest group of artists was no exception yielding great inspiration and insight into the changes wrought by global warming and the challenges facing wildlife and inhabitants of that vast land since her previous visit in 1994.

Born and educated in Toronto RoseMarie studied watercolour, oil painting, perspective, museum studies and composition with Archibald (Dan) Logan, Graphic art disciplines, colour theory, design and graphic rendering with Vince McGill as well as layout, life studies and illustration with Fred Savard and art history, anatomy and sculpture with William Clements. RoseMarie also finds Canada’s architectural heritage, usually found in rural areas, flora and fauna interesting subject matter. Avid about drawing from life she paints portraits and draws from the human form whenever possible.

Aside from her expressions in fine art RoseMarie is an award winning children’s illustrator and structural designer. She has designed retail product, animated Christmas windows and premium incentives for numerous multi-national corporations. Well versed in computer graphics she also designs and illustrates retail products, designs logos, letterheads and posters.

RoseMarie has conducted workshops in painting and drawing, juried regional art shows, demonstrated painting techniques and given slide presentations of her wilderness travels.

RoseMarie is an active member of:
The Arts & Letters Club of Toronto
SCBWI - Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
Arctic Quest
AFC - Artists for Conservation
PAC - Plein Air Canada
Polar Artist Group

As a fine artist she has exhibited extensively in galleries and juried exhibitions. Her paintings are in many collections such as that of the Canadian Coast Guard, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Vancouver Maritime Museum.

RoseMarie is represented by:

John A. Libby Fine Art
463 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Email:

Nature’s Scene / Art of Traderhorn
91 Armstrong Avenue, Georgetown, Ontario, Canada Email:

Gallery at the Club at Bond Head
P.O. Box 300, Bond Head, Ontario, Canada Email:

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RoseMarie Condon
Box 627
Fenelon Falls, Ontario K0M 1N0
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