To paint is to dream. Some might say painting is a dream about a dream. These paintings form a quest for the dream at the heart of life: The secret meaning of colour, the suggestive weight of a line, The inner form invested with life’s enigmas. Picasso said to find is the thing. But for Cezanne the quest was the essential Dignity of art. What I have found in these paintings Are points and moments in a limitless journey. Finding is terminal; questing is dynamic. Painting is born of doubt, despair, optimism, and fire. I hope these paintings give form to the hidden Dreams that run beneath our daily lives.   Rosemary Clunie is a painter, printmaker and video artist, born in Scotland, but living in Hampstead. She has exhibited widely, in numerous London galleries, and from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. Her work has many eminent collectors In a unique method of painting, Rosemary Clunie elicits her works from a dialogue between her mood and the material, combining the pictorial and the abstract with elements of myth compacted into a dance of colours. Her subjects emerge from the paper like suggestive spirits of silk in a unique world of their own, not of this world but inspired by it in oblique ways. They are genuine encounters with imaginative form. Her paintings seduce the mind into a kind of meditation, sometimes humorous, sometimes elegiac, unmistakably idiosyncratic, often edgily playful. You may see moments and shapes that you have not seen before, whose purpose is to delight the mind with its own elasticity and freedom. In an age saturated with images of violence and dissatisfaction, maybe we need an art which takes us back to the root of our humanity. Rosemary Clunie’s paintings aim to encourage the viewer to travel for a few moments from the ordinary world into a realm of the imagination, to an inner dimension where art lives freely away from the strange climate of the times, and yet stimulates a fresh interaction with reality. In a unique method of painting, Rosemary Clunie elicits her works from a dialogue between her mood and the material. She teases out strange forms that have something in them of the tension of stories, and combines the pictorial and the abstract with elements of myth compacted into what can only be called a dance of colours. Her subjects emerge from the paper like coalescing ghosts or suggestive spirits of silk. They amount to a unique world of their own, not of this world but inspired by it in oblique ways. They are genuine encounters with imaginative form. Her paintings seduce the mind into a curious kind of meditation, sometimes humorous, sometimes elegiac, unmistakably idiosyncratic, often edgily playful. Of course you will see in them what you bring, but you will also see moments and shapes that you have not seen before, whose purpose is to delight the mind with its own elasticity and freedom. She has exhibited widely, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to Keats House in London. Rosemary Clunie is a painter, printmaker and video artist, born in Scotland, but living in Hampstead. After 10 years of painting with oils, she now enjoys the spontaneity of working on paper with acrylic, pastels or silk collage. ——- “Painting for me is playful, an adventure in colour and form, a quest for a glimpse into the unknown.”(Rosemary Clunie)

Rosemary Clunie, painter, printmaker and video artist, born in Scotland, living in Hampstead, has exhibited at the World Economic Forum in Davos inter alia.

Exhibitions

2013 DMH Stallard, London

2013 SWA, Mall Galleries, London

2013 Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park

2013 La Galleria, London

2013 Twenty Twenty Gallery, Much Wenlock

2013 Millinery Works, London

2012 Riverside Studios, London

2012 UCL, London

2012 Le Mur Vivant, London

2012 ADAC, St Germain-les-Corbeil, France

2012 Galerie d’Art, Folkestone

2012 Millinery Works, London