Rosemary Nagel

artist statement

I create my artwork to send out a message: to remind people that our environment is precious and that we can derive joy from those surroundings and from the people and places we experience. Whether painting, writing, photographing or re-working the vintage or discarded, we can see beauty and hope for our future.


I prefer to take a lively and current approach, utilizing photos in my pop art portraits, having been influenced heavily by the work of Warhol and Lichtenstein.  I aim for a modern take on photography and am presently exploring the potential of collage. Also, I have sought to reclaim vintage leather pieces, both cowboy boots and purses, and transforming them with my own painted designs.


fine arts work experience

2008-present painter, mixed media artist, photographer, Port Stanley ON, Ocala FL,       

2012-2015 administrative assistant to Cultural Arts Manager for city of Ocala
2012-2014 artist/member co-operative gallery, Belleview FL

2012-present member artist, Association of Port Stanley Artists, Gallery APSA, Pt Stanley ON

2016-present member artist, The Art Emporium Boathouse Gallery, Port Stanley ON


fine arts education

1971-3  film, art history, media studies University of Western Ontario


selected art exhibitions

2016  Off the Wall at Quai du Vin   St. Thomas ON
2016  Boots and Brains fundraiser for Brain Injury London ON
2015  Brick City Gallery, group show   Ocala FL          

2015  Freedom Library, group show   Ocala FL 
2015  Port Stanley Public Library solo show  Port Stanley ON

2015  Port Stanley Art Fair, group show  Port Stanley ON

2014  Gallery East, solo show    Belleview FL

2014  Gateway Bank, group show   Ocala FL

2014  Westland Gallery, group show   London ON

2013  Rainbow Springs, group show   Dunnellon FL

2013  Port Stanley Artists’ Guild, group show  Port Stanley ON



2010  Honourable Mention Port Stanley Artists’ Guild show    

2012  Juror’s Choice  Port Stanley Artists’ Guild show

2013  Honourable Mention Port Stanley Artists’ Guild show

2013  2nd Place  Marion Cultural Alliance show

2014  Juror’s Choice  Port Stanley Artists’ Guild show

2015  Juror’s Choice  Port Stanley Artists’ Guild show