About the Artist
Rosemary Buczek graduated from Caldwell College, New Jersey, in 1971 with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She began freelance work from her home and in 1987 formally opened her studio, "The Gilded Quill". Rosemary's love of the Medieval Manuscripts of the Medieval Ages has influenced her designs and use of color. She combines her calligraphic skills with illuminations including gilding techniques to produce resolutions, certificates, hand lettered books and illuminated manuscripts of her own design.
Rosemary's skills have been recognized by the International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers and Teachers of Handwriting (IAMPETH) whereby she achieved the title of "Master Penman", and served two terms as President. Her studio and outstanding work have been featured in newspapers and magazines.
A piece of her work, entitled San Giuseppe, was recently awarded Third Place in an International Competition in Italy. In addition, Rosemary's work is held in private collections in countries around the world.
Rosemary has recently written the forward for a new book published in Britain and written by British author and calligrapher, Margaret Morgan. The book is entitled "The Bible of Illuminated Letters" and was published in the spring of 2006. Additionally, Rosemary and her work is recognized in upcoming book, 100 New York Calligraphers by Cynthia M Dantzic.
Most recently, Rosemary was commissioned by St. Joseph's Seminary in N. Y. to produce a prayer which she illuminated and framed and was presented to Pope Benedict upon his arrival to the Seminary in April, 2008. The prayer is now going to print.
Rosemary has taught many workshops around the country where she has shared her skills in gilding, drawing and designing with the illuminated letter, as well as painting techniques. This internationally distinguished artist is currently working on lettering, illuminating and illustrating a children's book.
Rosemary and her husband, Steve, have five grown children and now have ten grandchildren.