Rosemarie Forsythe

Inspired by living and working around the world, Rosemarie Forsythe paints in a style she calls “conceptual illumination.” Her paintings celebrate the power of ideas that have influenced the course of history or changed the way we think about the world. Forsythe paints in a fine art style reminiscent of fifteenth-century illuminated manuscripts, but instead of words, she embeds symbols, equations, algorithms, ornaments, and/or intellectual puzzles in her work. She uses acrylics, gouache, flashe (a vinyl paint), gold leaf, mica chips, and/or handmade paper, mixing matte gem tones with metallics to create a rich texture.