Rosemary Aubeuf Watercolor Exhibit
Local watercolorist, Rosemary Aubeuf, will be the featured artist in the Griffing Gallery of the Kallet Civic Center for the month of April.
Aubeuf was born in Oneida and has lived most of her life in the area. She was encouraged and instructed to sketch in pencil at a young age by her aunt Francis Guy, another well-known local artist. Her former high school art instructor, Eugene Palma, also gave her much positive reinforcement in her art pursuits.
One of her life goals was to be a painter. She married, raised four children, and began to realize her lifelong ambition only after they were grown and on their own. The Canastota library provided instructional watercolor books for her self-education, leading naturally to the subsequent purchase of paints and paper and lots of practice. With the blessing of her husband, Rosemary began to build her technical confidence and paint the subjects she was so passionate about.
Her work was featured in a solo show at the Oneida Library in 2010. Today, one can enjoy her delightful watercolors adorning the walls at "The Toast", a popular cafe in Canastota, owned and operated by Aubeuf's daughter, Tonya Starkey, and granddaughter, Kylie Starkey.
Rosemary paints a variety of subject matter, some of it on commission. One of her interests is is "preserving" historic buildings in Central New York by doing paintings of them. Among these architectural works are paintings of the Greystone, Canastota Library, Vernon Downs Casino and RaceTrack front buildings, the Canastota train bridge, Zem's train car, and the Erie Canal Brewing Tap Room, as well as a few Rutger St. mansions in Utica. Currently she is painting th ePeterboro Elementary school, and she has plans to do a painting of the Kallet Civic Center in Oneida.
Her work will be open for public viewing on April 3rd. The public is cordially invited to a reception for the artist on Sunday, April 8th, 2-4pm.
The gallery is open Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 10am to 2pm. Artists interested in displaying work at the Kallet may contact the office at 315-363-8525.