Rosemary Sloot was born two months after her family’s arrival in Canada from The Netherlands in 1952. She attended The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design during its hey-day in the mid 70’s, received an M.V.A. in painting from The University of Alberta and a B.Ed. from The University of Western Ontario. She was a part time painting instructor for twenty two years, teaching at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay in the early 80’s and has been painting for forty years. Sloot has work in public collections in Canada and private collections in North America and abroad.
This painting has been executed on paper hand made by Dan Mezza. It’s roughness and texture add depth and richness to the image. This series of paintings looks back at the still life work done earlier in my career and re-visits plant imagery which I was briefly engaged with during the late 1970’s. Now the images lack specificity, are out of focus and have become more abstract so that the viewer is encouraged to contemplate the colours and forms and be drawn into a dream like space.