Artist Biography

Rosalie Nimmo was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan. Although she considers herself primarily a self taught artist, she has studied Art at both the Alberta College of Art & Design and Mount Royal College in Calgary. She then continued to further her education in art with private lessons under the guidance of Nancy Lynn Hughes and the late Norman A. Brown.

Oil and watercolour are Rosalie’s preference of media, and she enjoys a wide variety of subject matters. Rosalie and husband Bryce moved from Calgary to Drumheller where they owned and operated Taste The Past Historic Home Bed & Breakfast. Retiring in 2004, Rosalie and Bryce opted to remain in Drumheller. Rosalie is active in the Canadian Badlands Artist Association as well as volunteer in other local organizations.

Artist Statement

“I look around and see beauty in this wonderful world we live in. Colours emerge and I just desire to capture that on paper. I have an incredible passion for oil painting, as I love how I can move the paint on canvas… and with watercolour, the movement of the paint on paper is always a surprise and delight to my eyes. Prairie and mountain landscapes, as well as flowers in nature are all favorite subjects – and painting these same subjects over and over will never be boring or tiresome. I love to paint – to see what we all see and then paint as I see it. I am living my dream.”




Little Church Drumheller


Trickle Creek