Articles by Rosemary Carstens

Rosemary Carstens - writer, editor, writing coachRosemary Carstens is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. As an experienced freelance writer, she creates and develops articles and online content on a range of topics for national and regional magazines, corporations, and other publications. Click on the hyperlinks below to see sample articles:


Western Art




The Road to Excellence: Painter Woody Gwyn Is a Master of the Expressive Landscape
History’s Palette: The Fogg Museum’s Treasure Trove of Pigments
Wanderings: San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico
Meditation on Winter” Six Artists Share the Season’s Beauty

I am truly honored to be a part of this article, Rosemary. It is a beautiful read and I am humbled to be in the mix with these great painters. Kim Lordier

Beyond Skin Deep: Exploring the Interpretive World of Self-Portraiture from Past to Present
Western Landmark: The Art Hotel

A Philosopher’s Palette: Heritage and Meaning Dominate in the Art of Bradford Overton
“Show and Tell: Painter Don Coen has spent decades chronicling rural America” – Artist Profile: Don Coen
“Where the Spirit Moves You: Visiting the homes and studios of legendary Western artists can shed light on both the creators and their creations” – Travel and Art History feature 
“From Field to Fine Art: Pete Zaluzec takes innovative approaches to sharing his love of wildlife”
 – Artist Profile: Pete Zaluzec
“Still Life as Story: An American Master brings new meaning to an old tradition”
– Artist Profile: Scott Fraser“
“Western Landmark: Colorado’s Dunton Hot Springs brings together Old West romance and mountain high luxury” – Travel Destination
“Black & Brown: A Grand Canyon Point of View” – Artists Profile: Elizabeth Black & Chris Brown
“The Evolution of Western Art” – Art History feature
“Fluid Design” – Architectural feature
“Collector’s Eye: Jorden Nye proves art is truly for everyone”– Collector Profile
“Casa de Vidrio: Reflections on a house of glass” – Architectural feature, home of art glass collectors

Carter Walker - Editor and WriterAs editor in chief at Western Art & Architecture, I came to rely on Rosemary Carstens not only for her clean, artful prose, but as the generator of thoughtful and inventive story ideas. Rosemary has a wide breadth of knowledge and is well connected in the Western art world; she knew on instinct what stories to pitch, who to connect with and when to place them for maximum effect. Her steady skills and constant professionalism made my job easier and her talent and kindness made it a pleasure.  — Carter G. Walker


Wells Fargo Conversations



“Wayne Henderson, Guitar Hero” – Celebrity profile
“Wade In: 3 Top Fly-Fishing Adventures” – International Travel
“When in Italy, Cook!” – Travel and Food feature
“Artistic Legacy” – A collection of articles about becoming a discerning art collector
“Destination Paradise: Private island resorts offer a unique winter escape” – Travel Destination
“Bainbridge: A unique Seattle art museum” – Art and Travel
“Men’s Luxury Watches: Keep time in style” – Roundup of top quality timepieces


Southwest Art logo



Rosemary has written close to 100 features about sculptors, ceramists, and painters for Southwest Art since 2008. Here are few examples:

“California Dreaming” – Jim Wodark
“Romancing the Landscape”– Romona Youngquist
“Facing West”– Carrie Ballantyne
“The Joy of Being”– Carol Jenkins
“Passport to Nature”– Marc Hanson
“Flights of Imagination”– Rebecca Tobey
“Refined Beauty”– Sadie Valeri
“Poetry of Place”– Dave Santillanes
“Shared Passion”– Tom and Barbara Hill
“Blazing a Trail”– Kevin Weckbach
“The Significance of Silence”– Stephen C. Datz
“Circle of Life”– Dan Ostermiller
“Personal Panoramas”– Kevin Courter
“The Glory of Light”– Michael Godfrey
“City Lights” – Ken Valastro
“A Sweet Time of Life”– G. Harvey
“Favorite Things”– Jean Chambers
“Young at Art”– Kyle Stuckey
“Meditation on Wildlife”– Robert Guelich
“Mapping the Senses”– Malcolm Liepke
“Vintage Americana”– Lane Timothy
“Decoding Tradition” – Kevin Red Star
“Everyday Poetry”– Joseph Paquet
“Fingerprints in Time”– Deborah Rael-Buckley


Fine Art Connoisseur



“Arizona’s Got an Eye for Art”
 – Art destination roundup
“Wyoming: Wild & Worldly”– Art destination roundup
“Texas Artists: In a Lone Star State of Mind”– Feature on Texas artists


Niche magazine





Rosemary writes artist profiles, features, and columns regularly for this magazine. Here are a few examples:

Kate Harward
Aaron Nuland
Kent Epler
Laurie Pollpeter Eskenazig
Raquel Stanek
Gregg Palm
Michael Terra
“Putting Clay to Work: Plinth Gallery”– Feature
“Connecting the Dots: Mowen Solinsky Gallery”– Feature


AmericanStyle magazine




“All Creatures Great & Small” – Feature: Geoffrey Gorman
“Born Again”– Feature: Tom & Jerri Morin, his art, their home and lifestyle


HIspanic magazine




“Smokin’ Cheech Marin Gets High on Art” – Feature
“Voices of the People: Latin American Poster Art”– Feature
“Translating Memory”– Feature


Alternative Medicine




“Dark Side of Beauty”
 – Investigative article on harmful chemicals in cosmetic products. Finalist for a Western Publications Association Maggie Award.