The Gallery at Labelle Winery, Amherst, NH

“Wild at Heart,” recent works by Rosemary G. Conroy now on exhibit. Rosemary Conroy doesn’t just paint portraits of wild animals — her artwork is striving for something much deeper. “My paintings are my way of honoring and thanking these wild beings for being part of our world,” she says. “This work comes straight from my heart.” Rosemary uses exuberant colors and brushwork to create her soulful renderings of bear, deer, owls, and other local wildlife. If you look close, you’ll also discover layers of textures and partially obscured words, which she says are her words of reverence and gratitude for each species. “I want to honor each animal by capturing their spirit as best I can so I strive to observe them in the wild,” says Rosemary.