Rosemary Allen started her professional career in painting in the mid 1970s. She has shown her work in the larger bay area, San Francisco, Oakland, Santa Cruz, Lafayette, Danville and St. Helena and her home area of Mendocino, Fort Bragg and Gualala. Rosemary is adept at painting both figurative and abstractions. She has had praise for her worker series: large heroic paintings depicting simple working people, both women and men. She is continuing to follow that inspiration. She also paints colorful abstracts in the manner of the artists of the 60's. She has been under the influence of Richard Diebenkorn and the other abstract painters from the bay area while finding her own voice. Rosemary studied at The San Francisco Art Institute, The San Francisco Art Academy and the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, (now renamed College of the Arts) where she graduated with honors.