Description My sister went off to School of the Holy Child High school in 1966. Her regulation school tote bag scared my younger sister and me. It was huge, filled with heavy books, and we knew our fate awaited us when we would go off to high school too. The uniforms however were the best part of my catholic education... usually, as long as you like plaid, they were the most comfortable clothes I ever wore.
Rosemary McGuirk, New Hampshire Member Since October 2009 Artist Statement "The American everyday way of life inspires me. I love to do people. Not the glitz or the glamor, but the memories that bring us feelings of peace and happiness."
Rosemary McGuirk was born and raised in lower Westchester County, New York. She attended St. Joseph's Grammar School in Bronxville and School of the Holy Child in Rye. In 1980, she earned her B.A. in Art from the University of Richmond. She continued her studies of art at the College of New Rochelle, The School of Visual Arts, and the Art Student's League by night and worked at her father's Ford dealership and later at McCall's and Family Circle magazines by day.
The early experiences of her childhood in the suburbs, at her grandmother's in Chester, Vermont, and now raising her own family, are evident in the childlike and playful images that come to life in her unique and meticulous cut paper scenes.