April 1st, 9-5, Featured Artist at Treasure Trek, Wellbrook
Winery, East Ladner
Sunday, June 25th, 10-4, Featured Artist at Ladner Market Days, Delta Arts
July 9th, 10-4, Gallery in the Garden, Wellbrook Winery,
Sunday, July 23rd, 10-4, Featured Artist at Ladner Market Days, Delta Arts
Sunday, August 13th, 10-4, Featured Artist at Ladner Market Days, Delta Arts
Sunday, August 27th, 10-4, Featured Artist at Ladner Market Days, Delta Arts
Photographic Artists Juried Exhibition Nov. 2005, Tsawwassen
Artists Juried Exhibition Nov. 2006, Tsawwassen Arts Centre
Performance on "Spotlight" DCTV CH4,
August 2-30th, Mon. @ 10:30 p.m., Wed. @ 8:30 p.m., Fri.
@ 5:30 p.m.
Delta Leader - Aug 06
Delta Leader - Sept 06
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Biography (12kb Word Doc)
CD Cover (344kb PDF)
Rosemarie Hurst was born in Sussex, England and
came to Canada when she was 8. Her interest in the poetry
and life of Canadian poet E. Pauline Johnson greatly influenced
her own writing and way of looking at the world. Other notable
writers that inspired her were Kahlil Gibran, Bob Dylan, Joan
Baez, Phil Ochs, John Prine, Gordon Lightfoot, Lao Tse, Daniel
Lanois, Stephen Fearing, John Bottomley and Jann Arden, amongst
Rosemarie came to Vancouver in November 1997
from Ancaster, near Hamilton, Ontario. She sang Christmas
carols with a group for seniors in the West End of Vancouver.
Then with a theatre group, and her huge puppet Emily, she
sang for children at the local community centre’s Community
Her big break came with the BC Festival of the
Arts call for entry for singer/songwriter’s. One of
the songs she sent them was ‘Eyes of the Angels’.
She was one of 14 applicants out of 100 chosen to perform
her own music, this time, at the Herald Street Theatre in
Victoria, B.C. in front of 250 people. She was honoured to
have shared the stage with the likes of Stephen Fearing and
Rosemarie is an avid photographer who has her
sold many of her photos and photo art cards. Two of them are
of E. Pauline Johnson’s cairn, Stanley Park, Vancouver
and are on display at Pauline’s birthplace, Chiefswood
Museum, Ohsweken, Ontario.
All the songs on her debut CD ‘Eyes of
the Angels’, except Day Dawn, were written by Rosemarie.
She accompanies herself on guitar, shakers, and harmonies.
She also produced the CD and took all the nature photos.
Her writing style is poetical lyricism. It is
very romantic, spiritual, soft and intimate. It’s an
unadorned acoustic record, not a hook-driven pop formula.
It’s passionate and refreshingly honest. She’s
had some great feedback about her CD so far.
‘Faded Away’ has a bit of a beat;
‘I’m No Angel’ rocks up a little; ‘Je
T’aime’ is a waltz timing; ‘Words’
has a flamenco style rhythm. The rest are romantic, spiritual,
finger-picking style ballads.
This is a headphone's type CD, so dim
down the lights, light some candles, put your feet up, put
on your headphones and enjoy.