Inspired by illuminated manuscripts of the Renaissance, Rosemarie Forsythe's work celebrates nature and the power of ideas through symbols, math/science equations and nature scenes.  

Most of Rosemarie Forsythe's art is on exhibit and for sale at The Reston Art Gallery at Lake Anne in Reston, Virginia.  Send e-mail through the contact page (see menu) if you are interested in any of the works on this website.  All works are available unless marked SOLD in the description.




"Empire Twilight:  Moldova" by Rosemarie Forsythe, 16"x20" Mixed media on board.  The background of this painting is made of my declassified diplomatic reporting cables from the final years of the Soviet Union.  I was a US diplomat posted in Moscow and sending back accounts of the tumultuous end of an empire.  I traveled across the 11 time zones and 15 Republics of the country, talking to Republic Presidents, opposition groups, authors of independence declarations, dissidents, young people, and scholars.  I spent a lot of time talking to officials who were trying to draft the Union Treaty to keep the USSR intact and to Republic leaders who were testing the limits of sovereignty.  It took seven years to get the reporting cables declassified through FOIA, and I’m using them as backgrounds for this series. SOLD

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Wildwood at Midnight by Rosemarie Forsythe, Acrylic and 23k gold leaf on canvas 30”x40”

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Above:  Parade of Power by Rosemarie Forsythe, Acrylic on canvas, 30”x40”  Horses are symbols of many things in many cultures:  power, endurance, courage, enlightenment, and the triumph of good over evil.  Along the bottom are equations used to calculate the speed and movement of a horse.

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Be Kind by Rosemarie Forsythe, 20"x16" acrylic on canvas.  A stag is a symbol of kindness.  The phrase “Be kind” is embedded throughout the bottom of the painting.  $640

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The Mysterious Forest, acrylic on canvas 30” x 40” Animals such as a tiger, deer, wolf, squirrel, and crows wander in this misty landscape with a path to light. 

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