MARY ROSE O'CONNELL
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Mary Rose makes portraits to commission.
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Mary Rose O'Connell, a lifelong resident of Massachusetts, is a classically trained artist working in various genres. She is primarily an oil painter with concentrations in portrait, landscape, and still life painting. Her paintings and commission works are done in both oil and acrylic with a wide range of options from gallery wrap to gilded framing. The paintings are often done from life and may also be done from high quality photographs when desired.
In pursuit of her artistic training Mary Rose had many years of formal training in the Boston School tradition. Her work shows the benefit of a strong grounding in draftsmanship and design. This style of painting is done in natural light and is influenced by the beautiful colors of the impressionists. Mary Rose maintains a studio in the Whistler House Museum of Art in Lowell, Massachusetts.
Affiliations include The Copley Society, The Rockport Art Association and Museum, The North Shore Arts Association, Oil Painters of America and The Lowell Art Association.