Hi! My name is Rosemarie but everyone calls me Rose for short which I like as my favourite flower is the “Rose”. I live in Spain and came to live in this beautiful country 8 years ago. Until I moved to Spain I had never painted anything. I always wanted to learn to paint however I never found the time running a home and looking after my two lovely daughters Ria and Sarah and my lovely husband Paul. When I came to Spain to retire I decided to take up some art lessons in oils and watercolour which I enjoyed very much and picked up some tips from other inspiring artists in the art group I joined here. I became hooked on painting in all kinds of media and currently I am in love with the quality I can get from painting pastels on Pastelmat. I like the way I can make it look like an oil painting! I have enjoyed being immersed into the world of art so much that I have decided to give something back and now run an art group in Spain for people with all kinds of levels and it gives me great joy to see beginners progress with their art. I hope you enjoy looking at some of my paintings. Best Wishes, Rose.