ROSEMARY TODMAN PARRANT
Rosemary was born in Adelaide, but grew up in Melbourne. After seeing a small painting of geraniums by the artist Mr John Balmain she knew that she wanted to be a tonal painter. In 1984 she started teaching and painting full time.
Rosemary taught at the McClelland guild of artists and from her own studio in Noble Park.
She has won numerous awards including the Royal Overseas Open Award, The Alice Bale Oil Painting award and The Alice Bale best works on paper. Best pastel at the Camberwell Rotary Art Show. Her work has been featured in the Australian artists magazine and she is a member
of The Australian Guild of Artists, Portrait Artists of Australia and the Pastel Society.
Her Oil Portraits hang in Monash University, Vision Australia, Anzac house , private schools and private homes.
Her sensitive pastel figures have won numerous awards and are much sought after here and overseas.
Her approach to painting is a philosophy she lives by, always trying to see things the way they are instead of how we want them to be.
Tonal painting is the truthful study of nature through the use of trained observation. For her good painting is a mixture of skill and sensitivity. Her aim is to produce paintings that give the illusion of looking at a three dimensional image on a flat board, that displays not only a sense of realism but a feeling of life in the subject.