It was a love affair of the heart…that first art lesson. She found that she loved everything about the medium of oil paints, the smells, the buttery texture, the gem colors and the lasting beauty you could create with them on canvas. She began painting as a young mother of two toddler boys, now they have almost-grown children of their own.
She lives in Paonia, Colorado with her husband of fifty plus years.
She could say she is self-taught, but that would discount the teachers, mentors, art classes, courses, workshops, books, and DVD's that have contributed to her artistic journey.
Her much-loved grandchildren, garden, and the beauty of the local landscapes are the inspirations for most of her paintings.
Be sure to stop by the Creamery Arts Center to see more of Rosalie's work!