Rosemary Buczek graduated from Caldwell College, New Jersey, 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 Medieval Manuscripts 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. In addition, she was asked to write the forward to Margaret Morgan's book, "The Bible of Illuminated Letters" published in 2006.
Some of Rosemary's clients include: New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, The Association of the United States Army; Prudential Financial; Sony; AT&T; Exxon; Rutgers University; The American Petroleum Institute; The United States Golf Association. A piece of her work, which can be viewed on her website, entitled San Giuseppe, was awarded Third Place in an International Competition in Italy. In addition, Rosemary’s work is held in private collections in countries around the world. Recently, Rosemary completed pieces that were presented to Pope Benedict (Saint Joseph’s Prayer) and President Obama (The Gettysburg Address) for the rededication of Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC.
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.