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.

 

Rosemary Leach lives in Almonte, Ontario with author Jacob Berkowitz and their two teenage tech supports.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018   The Ten Collective, Mississippi Valley Textile Museum

2017   "Container; Solo Exhibition", Mainline Gallery, Mtl, QC

2016   10th Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Almonte ON
2015   9th Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Almonte ON
2014   Alice’s Café, Carp ON
1014   8th Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Almonte ON
2014   Neat, Burnstown, ON
2013   7th Annual Open Studio Exhibition, Almonte, ON
2013   Galerie Espace 33, Aylmer, QC
2012   Galerie Old Chelsea, Chelsea, QC
2011   Private Exhibition, Guanajuato, Mexico
2011   MacDonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa, ON
2009   The Village Idiot Gallery, Almonte, ON
2008   MacDonald-Cartier International Airport, Ottawa, ON
2008   Gloucester Gallery, City of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
2006   Lux Gallery, Carleton Place, ON
2006   Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2005   Keffer Gallery, Almonte, ON

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Juried).

 

2017  "Provender", Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON
2016   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2015   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2014   Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON
2014   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2013   Ottawa Art Expo, Ottawa, ON
2013   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2012   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2010   The New Art Festival,Ottawa, ON
2010   A Sense of Colour, Gallery Perth, Perth, ON
2009   The New Art Festival, Ottawa, ON
2009   Featured Artist, Gallery Perth, Perth, ON
2008   Toronto Art Expo, Toronto, ON
2004-7 Crown and Pumpkin Studio Tour, Almonte, ON

FORMER GALLERIES

Koyman’s Gallery, Ottawa, ON 
General Fine Craft, Almonte, ON
Espace 33, Aylmer, Quebec
Gallery Perth, Perth Ontario
Art Avenue, Toronto

PUBLICATIONS/MEDIA

 

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

Speaking Engagements

2016    Ottawa Art Association, 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

Teaching

Rosemary Leach has taught fine art for a variety of organizations including MASC Artists in the Schools Program, Continuing Education courses for the City of Ottawa, and professional development workshops for educators for Ottawa Carleton District School Board, as well as having taught a variety of private retreats in Quebec and the Ottawa Valley. Rosemary previously taught high school for the Grey County Board of Education (1992-94). She currently teaches 3 day workshops once a year.

Education

1994-7       School of Craft and Design, Sheridan College, Oakville
1992          Bachelor of Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
1991          Bachelor of Arts, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON