Rosalie Marsh Debuts as Seasonal Artist at Sherman Library & Gardens
An active volunteer at the gardens and a featured artist at Laguna Beach’s Sawdust Festival since 2006, Rosalie Marsh’s landscape paintings will now be featured in Sherman Library & Gardens’ Gift Shop for a limited time
Corona del Mar, CA: Selected by Sherman Library & Gardens as the final seasonal artist to be featured in the Gift Shop for 2023, Rosalie Marsh says painting and creating is a journey to an unknown destination for her where she can release her true feelings. Referring to herself as a Modern Expressionist, Rosalie uses line, color, and texture to show a connection to who we are and where we are going. Her paintings often evoke an emotion or story which the viewer can interpret through movement and form. Her body of work includes portraits of people painted in 1920’s Parisian fashion, landscape paintings, as well as abstract paintings exploiting current social issues.
Rosalie recalls that one of her early plein air classes took place at Sherman Gardens. Using photographs she has taken from her travels around the world, Rosalie turns them into beautiful paintings which she enhances with clay, gesso, sticks, leaves and other natural materials giving them texture and depth. Her landscape paintings that are showcased at Sherman Library & Gardens showcase a wholly different approach to plein air.
“The creativity of our staff and volunteers is limitless. I’m so excited to showcase one of our amazing volunteers as the final seasonal artist of 2023!” – Scott LaFleur, Executive Director, Sherman Library & Gardens
About Sherman Library & Gardens
Sherman Library & Gardens is a non-profit that has been deeply rooted in Orange County, California for over half of a century, serving the community as a sanctuary and education beacon for history, horticulture, and the arts. Founded in 1966 by Arnold Haskell, and named for his friend and mentor, Moses Hazeltine Sherman, this iconic institution serves as a guardian of regional history and artifacts, a living library of plants both native and exotic, and a conservator of artistic works influenced by and produced in the Pacific Southwest. Today, Sherman Library & Gardens is a monument to Haskell’s dream of an educational and cultural center including a premier botanical garden and outstanding research library. Sherman Library & Gardens was recently recognized by the Newport Beach City Council with a proclamation, naming Sherman Library & Gardens as the “Cultural Hub” of Corona del Mar. Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, CA 92625.
Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Hwy., Corona del Mar, CA 92625.