Rosemary Leach’s paintings explore the rich character of familiar objects. She responds to the contemporary “cool” aesthetic with a focus on what is warm, personal and evokes a story; a milk carton strapped to an old bicycle, espresso on a messy countertop. Her compositions honour a contemplative approach to everyday life and a celebration of lives deeply lived.
Her paintings are featured in collections from California to the east coast of Canada, in the UK and in Europe. She exhibits with
The TEN COLLECTIVE and opens her studio to the public first weekend of November, and for private viewings (by appointment).
Rosemary Leach lives in Almonte, Ontario with author Jacob Berkowitz.
Rosemary Leach interview with The Humm's Sarah Kerr on the creative journey.
2021 Feature, Come Wander (Ontario Highlands Tourism)
2017 Focus Montreal, Global TV Montreal
2017 Art Montreal, CTV
2017 Ottawa Citizen, March 29, Our Town
2016 Ottawa Citizen, March 31, Our Town
2015 Ottawa Citizen, Style Section feature, Karen Turner
2014 Ottawa Woman, Women on the Move, September
2014 Ottawa Citizen, September 10
2011 Life After Leaving by Sophie Tamas. Cover Illustration, Left Coast Press
2010 Ottawa Citizen Feature
2010 Regional Contact CTV- Featured Artist
2010 CD Cover illustration--Peggy White
2007 This Then Was Home, by Mary Cook,
Book cover illustration Rosemary Leach. Creative Bound Publishing
2006 Mollie and Muddie children’s book by Patricia Whitney,
Illustrated by Rosemary Leach
2021 Featured Speaker--Winterwords, the Humm Online
2016 Ottawa Art Association, Keynote Speaker
2015 Arts Night, First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa
2008 “Creative Coupledom”, (with Jacob Berkowitz),
Mississippi Mills Arts Council Guest Speaker
2008 West Carleton Arts Society, Guest Speaker
2006 Manotick Artists’Assn, Guest Speaker
2004 Almonte Artists’ Assn, Guest Speaker