About Rosemarie Morelli

  • Art instructor since 1990 teaching children and adults how to draw, paint and illustrate through studio, classroom and “en plein air”  classes & workshops.
  • More than 30 years exhibiting and selling paintings in galleries, solo shows and juried exhibitions in New England.
  • More than 35 years as a graphic designer professionally illustrating for corporate marketing, including painting on-site commissioned murals and designing major art installations and collaborations for “Arts in Healthcare.”

Rosemarie Morelli is a professional fine art painter and instructor dedicated full-time to teaching children and adults how to paint and draw well with an emphasis on “enjoying the learning process!”

Rosemarie Morelli Art Studio School provides quality fine art instruction, advancing the artistic skills of her students and supporting their desire for the creative expression. Children, Teens and Adults learn the process for “seeing better” as they develop their skills for creating a more dynamic work of art. Instruction is individualized to challenge each student’s level of ability, guiding their journey to reach their goals for achieving a better likeness, teaching them to understand light and render a more convincing and solid 3-dimensional form, and building a stronger foundation of knowledge to empower the self-expression. All levels of ability welcome!

“My mission is to teach my students everything I know as a fine artist… to inspire and empower them through art lessons and projects that teach the tools and methods for advancing their skills. While exploring different media to create works of art, students learn to solve design problems, improve rendering techniques, and grow their understanding of art—the foundation for preparing them to express their own visions with confidence.” 





Rosemarie is an experienced art instructor, having taught drawing, illustration and painting to children and adults of all levels since 1990 from her studio; through continuing education classes; and at local art association demos and workshops. She also taught in public school classrooms as a visiting artist to support school curriculum through their creative arts program.

Because teaching art is Rosemarie’s passion, she is dedicated full time to her school, Rosemarie Morelli Art Studio School. As a teacher, Rosemarie offers an extensive background of knowledge and experience from the best of both art worlds: 0ver 35 years  each as a classically trained fine art painter and as a graphic designer and commercial/editorial illustrator for a long list of corporate and non-profit clients in technology, commercial real estate, finance, educational and healthcare industries. Many of her paintings, illustrations and designs were published on book and album covers, and she created the Judy Collins/Paul Winter concert branding identity package for the Whale and Dolphin Institute’s fundraiser. Early in this career, Rosemarie was the political & editorial cartoonist for Metro-West Harte-Hanks Community Newspaper. From 2006, Rosemarie was awarded several major art installation commissions for her paintings, murals and multi-media designs at Children’s Hospital Boston & Waltham campuses and was appointed the Art Consultant and Project Manager of a $250,000 art installation budget for CHB’s newly renovated Radiology and OR Wings, directing over 100 artists, artworks and installation productions.

Rosemarie persistently raises the bar of her own professional status as both an artist and teacher by training under the best artists recognized internationally. She is currently the pupil of the world-renowned, Hongnian Zhang, famous for his genre paintings and Chinese/International mural installations along with his wife, Lois Woolley, international commissioned portrait artist. Previously she studied and mentored under Boston School notables of David Curtis, Robert Douglas Hunter and Thomas Dunlay, each of whom were direct pupils of RH Ives Gammell. Her early Boston School training of 7-years was under Nadia Mahfuz, student of Paul Ingbretson and direct descendant of the late RH Ives Gammell. She also attended workshops under traditional painter, Sergio Roffo. Prior to her mentors, Rosemarie studied oil painting, drawing and fine art illustration at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Mass College of Art, DeCordova Art Museum, Danforth Museum and Worcester Art Museum. After graduating from The University of Lowell in 1980 B.S., she continued onto graduate studies in Graphic Design and Advertising at the New England School of Art & Design and Emerson College; and later attended graduate school in Public Relations and Marketing Communications at Boston College in 1996.

For children’s classes, Rosemarie has developed her own teaching method that incorporates some of the techniques of the masters into a kid-friendly approach that makes art learning fun and expressive. Teen’s are intermittently challenged with real design-world scenarios to help prepare them for art college and commercial art careers.

Cape Cod Art Center “The National” Juried Exhibit 1st Place “Sailing On The Margaret Todd” 2018
Duxbury Art Association Juried Exhibition, 2016
The Gallery at The Perch, Walpole, MA Solo Show 2014
Norwood Fine Artists & Gallery Anchor Gallery Artist 2013
Marina Bay Art Show, Quincy, MA Hon. Mention Fairy Bells 2013
Norwood Art Association Art on the Common 1st Place Donatello St. John 2012
Patriot Place Artist Gallery, FAA Juried Exhibition 2011
Norwood Art Association Art in the Park 3rd Place “Boothbay Twilight” 2011 
North Light Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME 2009
CCAA “The National” Juried Exhibition 2009
CCAA “All New England” Juried Exhibitions 2008, 2009, 2010
CCAA “Art In The Village” 2008, 2009, 2010
Deerfield Festival Fine Art 2008
Duxbury Art Association Juried Exhibition 2008, 2009
International Licensing Art Show at the Javitz Convention Center, NY, NY 2007
Leslie Ellis Studios Art Show, Arlington, MA 1st Place Terra Cotta & Grapes 1998
Zullo Gallery, Medfield, MA  Juried Exhibition 1997
Boskone 32 NESFA, Framingham, MA Exhibiting Science Fiction Illustration Artist 1995
Needham Art Association Juried Hon. Mention Call of the Orchids 1993
Babson College, One-woman Show 1992
Interface, Cambridge, MA “Sacred Images of Place, Time and Sound”
      One-woman Show 1991

Village Gallery, Needham, MA One-woman Show 1990
Atelier 564 Gallery, Newton, MA 1990
Camelot 2000 Gallery, Pepperell, MA 1986-1989
Tree of Life Gallery, Charlton, MA 1985-1989

• Bluestone/Wingate, Inc. – Architectural Digital illustrations
• New Boston Fund, Inc.. – Pen & Ink, graphite, color pencil, oil paintings and digital illustrations for Ad Campaigns, Collateral and Branding Identity
• Lifeline, Inc – Pen & Ink Editorial illustrations
• Hampton Roads Publishing Book cover oil paintings for Ken Eagle Feather:
“Traveling With Power” 1991
“A Toltec Path” 1995
“Tracking Freedom” 1998
• Rounder Records – Album cover designs: Paty Larkin, Rory Block, Bela Fleck, Augustus Pablo: Digital illustration, pen & ink, color pencil
• Dr. Roger Paine, Whale and Dolphin Institute Judy Collins-Paul Winter “Voices” concert at Symphony Hall: Pen & ink, digital illustration
• Hewlett-Packard, Co. Pen & ink product promotional illustrations
• Harvard University – Editorial illustration, Harvard Library Newsletter: Pen & ink
• Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – 10 year Art Direction for fundraising theme packages: Pen & ink, graphite, digital illustrations
• Unitarian Universalist Service Committee – International public service poster campaign and internationally distributed holiday cards: Acrylics, color inks, oils, digital
• United Cerebral Palsy Foundation – Great Rubber Ducky Race: Boston Theatre District billboard illustration: Pen & ink 1995-1997
• Physicians for Human Rights – Fundraiser theme icon: Pen & ink
• Simmons College Annual Alumni Conference: Photoshop digital painting 1996, 1997, 1998
• Hart-Hank Community Newspapers, Editorial & Political cartoonist 1992

• Children’s Hospital Boston – Hunnewell Dental Dept. “Continents Around the World”
7-piece 48” x 50” Wall Panels – Digital Illustrations 2008
• Children’s Hospital Boston – Radiology Waiting Room. “Australia” 4’ x 4’ Acrylic on panel • Children’s Hospital Boston – Waltham Campus – OR and Radiology Departments
“Fishing For Treasure” 30” x 60” Oil Painting on Panel 2006
“Seagulls on the Surf” – 30” x 60” Oil Painting on Panel 2006
“Fanciful Fins” – 4ft x 12ft Fresco and multi-media collaborative  2006
“A Walk in the Woods” – 3-piece 4ft x 8ft panels – Faux painting and multi-media collaborative 2006
• Newton Wellesley Hospital – Adult and Pediatric ED Waiting Area “Fish Tank” LED light Art Installation collaborative 2008
• Needham Martial Arts, Full-room mural, Asian Countryside, Oils 2001


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