Rosemary Claus-Gray began a serious approach to art in the mid-90’s as she neared retirement from a career as a clinical social worker. She enjoys learning all aspects of art while creating artwork that is meaningful to her.
She creates abstract fiber art in a painterly style, at times layering translucent fabrics creating value transitions. She paints sheer silk, creating lines through the use of resist techniques. She uses opaque fabrics in organic compositions, and she’ll use other materials as they offer opportunities for expression.
Rosemary has exhibited regionally, nationally and internationally. The Art in Embassies Program of the United States State Department has exhibited her art in Islamabad, Pakistan, in the American Embassy in the Congo as well as in the American Ambassador’s residence in Djibouti, Africa.
In the fall of 2012, the Sky Gallery at the Springfield-Branson Airport in Missouri, featured her work. In 2009 and 2012, she had work in Taiwan through an invitation to participate in an international exhibit. Publications in 2013 include Portfolio 19, published by Studio Art Quilt Associates. Recently, she was awarded an artist’s grant through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Her work can be seen at Artfully Framed in Poplar Bluff, Missouri and at the Tiadaghton House, Art, Antiques & American Craft in Lebanon, Illinois. Rosemary’s work is in private collections in the U.S., Mexico, Dubai, and Canada.