About the Artist


 

Rosemary Babikan  ~ Multi Media Artist


 

Education:

Worked toward Bachelor of Fine Arts at Mundelein College in Chicago

Graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago

     Studied Watercolor under Watercolorist Irving Shapiro

     Studied Anatomy and Life Drawing with and mentored by Bill Parks

Further Studies in Watercolor, Drawing, Painting, Ceramics, Mold Making, Metal Smithing, Paper Sculpting


 

 

Freelance work:

Pen and Ink drawings in Illustration for Companies and Children’s Books 1986 – 1990, 2010 – present

 

On Contract as Designer for Diana Knickerbocker of Knickerbocker Doll Co.  July 1999 – 2001

Designed, sketched, and did prototype work for porcelain dolls and their costumes.

 

Designing, sculpting, and marketing in conjunction with Markus Engel of Engel Puppen Dolls in Roedental, Bavaria, Germany.  October 2008 –  2010

 

Designing and creating quality and costume jewelry for girls and women in wire working and metal smithing.     https://www.etsy.com/shop/GirlsRings?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Running an Etsy store, Ring Around by Rosie 2011 – present


 

Interest:

Raising hundreds of Butterflies to help save the Monarch from disappearing.  Writing, recording, filming, and movie making about the beautiful creatures.

Summers of 2011 – present