Rosemary Holland lives near Doagh, Co Antrim and comes from a farming family background. She has always enjoyed painting and drawing and developed this at school studying art up to A Level.
A favourite is oil and palette knife technique using a range of harmonious colour tones for landscape and seascapes. She also enjoys figurative work.
Rosemary is President of Antrim Art Club and exhibits widely with the Club at its many venues and also at other local exhibitions and her paintings have sold throughout the world to Netherlands, America, and Australia etc. She admires the work of Frank McKelvey and also that of Kenneth Webb and Maurice C Wilks both of whom were past tutors at the Club.
Rosemary has taught art and drawing on a voluntary basis to help people cope with health problems by providing a creative outlet in the relaxation and tranquility of painting.
In 2009 Rosemary was presented with the Community Excellence Award by the Antrim County Council for her voluntary work in Art and Culture.