Rosemary Sloot was born in Simcoe, Ontario, two months after her parents arrived in Canada. They had just immigrated from the Netherlands.
She graduated from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design with a Bachelor’s and with a Master’s from the University of Alberta, both in Painting. Rosemary Sloot has exhibited her works extensively. Her works are included in a number of major corporate collections in Canada and in private collections in Canada, the USA, Australia, and the Netherlands, among others.
Immigrant, From the Postwar Netherlands to Canada in 21 Paintings was published in the summer of 2022.
About the Immigration collection Rosemary says: “My efforts as artist chronicler have resulted in a series of intimate works that are narrative by intent and reveal themselves readily while they recover personal history and speak to common universal themes of loss, uprootedness, family and individual identity, sacrifice, persistence, hope, and faith.”