Rosemary Allen Villegas is a full-time artist who draws inspiration from the natural world and the mystical realm. Her artwork spans a variety of mediums, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, and textiles.
As a predominantly self-taught artist, Rosemary is deeply committed to inspiring personal growth and development through her work. She believes that art has the power to connect us to ourselves and the natural world around us, fostering a deeper sense of understanding and appreciation for the beauty and complexity of life. Her artwork reflects this ethos, offering viewers a glimpse into a world of mystery, magic, and infinite possibility.
In addition to her artistic pursuits, Rosemary is also the Director of ArtUs Co, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides studio spaces and creates opportunities for artists to showcase and sell their work. Through her work with ArtUs Co, Villegas is dedicated to supporting and uplifting emerging artists in her community and beyond.
Through her art and advocacy, Rosemary invites us to join her on a journey of self-discovery and connection with the natural world. Her work is a testament to the transformative power of art and the enduring, universal truths that connect us all.
Rosemary's mystical work possesses a profound ability to evoke healing and transformation within the viewer. Through her art, she skillfully mirrors the process of personal growth and emotional introspection. Embracing the belief that art is a meditative practice, Rosemary channels energy into her paintings, creating a direct impact on the psyche of those who engage with her work.
Central to Rosemary's artistic repertoire are her spirit animal paintings, each serving as a visual embodiment of metamorphosis and maturation. These captivating artworks act as catalysts for individual development and an enhanced understanding of the multifaceted human experience.
By delving into Rosemary's enchanting creations, one embarks on a transformative journey, exploring the depths of self and uncovering hidden aspects of their own psyche. The artist's intention is to facilitate profound shifts in perception, encouraging viewers to embrace their own personal evolution and embrace a heightened state of consciousness.
Ultimately, Rosemary's art beckons individuals to embark on a soul-stirring exploration, inviting them to engage with the powerful forces of healing, transformation, and self-discovery that reside within each of us.
Selected Exhibitions and Events 2023 -Dream State, group show, ArtUs Co. Dec 9 - Jan 28, 2023. Austin, TX -ArtUs Co - The Collective Show, ArtUs Co. Feb 24 - March 19. Austin, TX -Mix N Mash - Alimento Para El Alma, Mexic-Arte Museum. March 3 - 31. Austin, TX -Earth Day Art Exhibit, ArtUs Co. April 22 - May 14. Austin,TX -Art of Consciousness, NOM-MOC-NI Art Gallery. April 22 San Antonio, TX 2022 - Prismatic Visions, group show, PSA Gallery. Feb 19 -27, 2022. Austin, TX - Smoke And Mirrors, group show. Almost Real Things HQ, April 23/24, 2022. Austin, TX -Art Of Austin Collective group show, The Clever Tiger Gallery, June 11 - July 9, 2022. Elgin, TX -Orb Recording Studios group show by Luxe Art Agency, July 30 - Aug 27, 2022. Austin, TX -Utopia Festival, Oct 14-15, 2022, Reveille Peak Ranch. Burnet, TX -Astronox Festival, Oct 20-24, 2022. Apache Pass near Austin, TX -Austin Studio Tour, WEST @ ArtUsCo Gallery. Nov 5-6, 2022. Austin, TX -Life of H2O, group show, Treegarden. Nov 12, 2022. Austin, TX -Looking Up Mural Fest, Nov 11-20, 2022. Austin, TX 2021 - We Speak For The Trees group show and EAST studio tour, Treegarden. Nov 13 - Dec 11, 2021. Austin, TX -Wyld, Wyrd, & Wonderous group show, Private Stock Art gallery. Oct 9 - 29, 2021. Austin, TX - Surreal Nature, Two Person Show with Rosemary Allen. Cherrywood Coffeehouse, July 12 - Aug 23, 2021. Austin, TX -It Takes A Forest. Treegarden, March 13 - May 15, 2021. Austin, TX -Art Of Celebration. Art For The People Gallery, Jan 30 - April 14, 2021. Austin, TX 2020 -The Ancient Ones, two person show. The Clever Tiger, Sept 5 - Oct 3, 2020. Elgin, TX -Austin Art + Love = Home. Art for The People Gallery, Sept 28, 2020 - Jan 23, 2021. Austin, TX -Hope is the Thing with Wings. Treegarden, Oct 25 - Dec 31, 2020. Austin, TX -Austin Studio Tour. Nov 14 - 22, 2020. Austin, TX 2019 -Unveiling Vision, Gallery Lucid, Feb 2 - Feb 28 Austin, TX -Spring Equinox Celebration, CoSM, March 23 Wappingers Falls, NY -Celebration, Art For The People Gallery, Feb 8 - April 27 Austin, TX -Allies of Ascension, The Clever Tiger, Aug 3 - Sept 7 Elgin, TX -Fruits of Gaia, Austin Creative Alliance, Aug 15 - Oct 15 Austin, TX -MAPS Psychedelic Science Summit, Fair Market. Nov 1-3 Austin, TX -EAST group show, Pershing. Nov 15-Nov 24 Austin, TX -Art of Healing, 3rd Eye Lounge. Nov 30-Dec 14 Austin, TX 2018 -Art of Celebration, Art For The People Gallery, Feb 9 - April 28 Austin, TX. -Messengers of the Wind, Russian House, June 29 - July 16 Austin, TX. -One Night Show at J-Squared Studios, Sept 20th Austin, TX. -Merging Perspectives, Collaborative Show. Gallery Lucid, Sept 8 - Oct 14 Austin, TX. -Wet, Wild, & A Wee Bit of Whimsy, Art For The People Gallery, July 13 - October 20 Austin, TX. -Miradas Profundas, Gallery Lucid, October 20 - November 10 Austin, TX. -Honoring Ancestral Presence, Austin Film School, Dec 11 - 13 Austin, TX 2017 -Glowed Up, Cherry Cola Dog, July 22 Austin, TX. -Vuelo de Musas, Cherry Cola Dog, Oct 10 - 13 Austin, TX.
Featured Blogs and Interviews
Cover art of Almost Real Things magazine issue 18 by Rosemary & Juan Villegas.
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Listen to Rosemary and Juan talk more in depth about their art, life, and what inspires them from their studio in Austin, TX.
Watch a virtual show of The Ancient Ones, recorded live at The Clever Tiger in Elgin, TX. Rosemary and Juan discuss their work, inspiration for the show, and even have a live dance performance featuring dancer: Angela Kaylor
Original Score by: Tiago da Silva
Video by: Ben Godkin
Featured on Voyage Austin's website as a rising star
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