Rosemary Dery's hand painted designs have been the choice of top executives, war vets, sports personalities, celebrities and motor enthusiasts for more than 36 years. Her exquisitely detailed creations are unmatched in their power to chronicle lifetime achievements and profound histories. She's that good.
Rosemary first applied her talent in the early days of the famous Avirex Corporation, creating designs that helped establish their flagship New York store, "The Cockpit," as the premier provider of high-end leather wear. She started painting historical military patches and then tried her hand at "Nose Art" (designs taken from the noses of warbirds during World War II).
Dery graduated in 1982 from The School Of Visual Arts in Manhattan and has worked as a freelance artist since then in New York City, St. John in the US Virgin Islands, San Francisco's Russian Hill, Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona and most recently, in Cape May, New Jersey.
In her paintings for families of military vets, she frequently enriches those pictures with her own thorough research, sometimes uncovering information about the subject's enlisted service that the families never knew. "Serving veterans especially, has been an honor," she says. "I feel grateful to be able to repay them in some small way, a debt I owe them for my freedom today."
Whether she's painting narrative histories for military vets, corporations, family ancestries, motor buffs, athletes or entrepreneurs, Rosemary Dery hand paints with brushes and acrylics - no airbrush - in a many-layered technique whereby the effect is almost three dimensional. She tailors the finish to her customer's preferences, so it looks vintage or contemporary. The finished pieces are startling in their detail and will last for generations.
In short Rosemary, you had a quadruple threat on your hands (art/color/size/my rather exacting nature). Your product is breathtaking, and your professionalism is beyond reproach. You have my 100 percent trust, and as soon as I locate the artwork for
492nd BS and 7th BW, you will have those jobs as well. Many thanks.
Shane G. Anderson
Proud Son of Robert W. Anderson
1st Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron (VH)
312th Bomb Wing, assigned 316th Bomb Wing
8th Air Force
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492nd Bombardmant Squadron (VH)
7th Bombardmentment Group/Wing
8th Air Force
Just wanted to give you some feedback on Sherwood's reaction to your artwork. Suffice it to say he was thrilled!! He totally loved it. He filled up with tears and got all choked up. This was definitely a homerun!!
You did it again. Everyone was totally blown away by your work.
I'm sure we'll be calling on you again."
"I highly recommend the work of Rosemary Dery for those who wish authentic historical or contemporary art. Her work is superb, from her accurate renditions of unit insignia, flags, aircraft and cartoon characters to her very professional mastery of lettering and type faces. Rosemary's handling of paint is a credit to her many, many years of experience in this unique field of art."
Morris Plains, N.J.
Medic Corps Painting;
"I've tried several times to put down on paper the appreciation I have for your work. I want you to know your art work symbolizes the very essence of our role as a caregiver in combat...It reminds me of the person I once was-with a true sense of purpose. Many combat vets see the art work and understand...
I'm told that PTSD is never cured, only coped with. You have taken the edge off coping."
"I received the package this morning with the work you did and I had to respond. It is absolutely outstanding and I could not be more pleased. All that you promised, you delivered and that in itself is rare in this age. I was especially pleased with your rendition of my father's old squadron insignia patch.
I shall treasure this forever and it will be a family heirloom for many years after I am gone. Thank you very much for your craftsmanship and attention to this project."
Fowler W. Cary, Jr.
Co-owner & Pilot
Iíve missed talking to you. The jacket you painted for me and the one you did for Bill Overstreet most definitely elicit strong emotion as does all your work that Iíve seen. My jacket has become an opportunity to tell my friend Russ Robinsonís story as a B24 pilot in the 8th Air Force to so many people when they comment on it.
Your work is special in that it pays tribute and honors many who have made special contributions to all of us. I am excited and look forward to seeing your new work and wish you success and happiness in your endeavors.
Keep in touch!
Tracy H. Turner
Facility Revenue Manager
Veterans Affairs Medical Center,Salem
You know... You are Unbelievable...what a mind-blowing piece of Art. It took me over a decade to gather my thoughts together and understand what happened "out there" and what it meant and how to convey it to the citizens and the 'participants' (there are other descriptons for "them"). You put it all together.I may be wrong, but I doubt if you have any idea what you have done. Your hand has pulled different and distant parts together.
Thank you Rosemary. I sincerely hope we can meet someday. I would very much enjoy having a cocktail with you. My very best wishes to you.
I'll get the balance off to you in the next week or two.
Ross H. Chapin
Allen Airways/Bill Allen,Jr.
BMG MusicBOMA, Washington, DC (Building Owners & Managers Assoc..)
Branded /Orchard Leather
Champlin Fighter Museum
Confederate Air Force
Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
Elvis Presley Memphis Cafe
Evergreen Ventures, Inc.
Flight Suits LTD.
Jensen & Smith
Jon Maguire; Author,Art of The Flight Jacket
Napa Auto Parts
National Hockey League
New York State Police
New York Forensic Dept.
Posies Rods and Customs
RCA Victor Music
San Diego Aerospace Museum
Sky Warriors/Aerial Combat
St. Vincent de Paul Society
Western Star Trucks
Willis & Geiger