Rose Mary Berlin – Illustration

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Upon graduating from the School of Visual Arts, Rose Mary freelanced in advertising, editorial and design. When she married and had children, she decided to explore illustrating for children’s publishers, with over 40 published books.

She began art licensing about 10 years ago and exhibited at Surtex for several years. Her work has been licensed on Advent calendars & puzzles, greeting cards, garden flags, gift bags and more.

Rose Mary works traditionally with watercolors and gouache, but also uses Photoshop to alter and format work for clients. She tries to bring a sense of humor and tradition to her pieces, with smiling Santas, sweet animals, and vintage-like palettes.

Rose Mary lives in NY with her husband, where she enjoys the seasons. She loves going to flea markets and tag sales for vintage & antique items to restore, and sometimes uses them as props in her art. She is also inspired by her two dogs- a Scottie & a Westie – who are occasionally spotted in her paintings!


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