As a child, Rosemary Kemp kept her room covered in various projects, crafts and drawings. She began taking her artistic ventures more seriously at the age of fourteen when artwork became her way of expressing the things that she struggled to put into words. Her subject matter is diverse and includes portraits, figures, abstracts and landscapes. She depicts whatever is most conducive to communicating her thoughts. She grew up in Calgary, Alberta and was introduced to the outdoors from an early age in the form of hiking and cross country skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Her work draws a lot of inspiration from the natural beauty that she sees around her, and she has said that she feels most at home in view of mountains. She has stated that she considers herself an onlooker of situations, which she believes allows her greater freedom to indulge her thoughts and to avoid the distractions of participating. She has a hunger for knowledge and skills which is mirrored in her fascination for diverse mediums. She often works in oils, acrylics and ink, but is keen to broaden her spectrum of materials to allow her to fully explore all concepts.