Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Painterly Impressions Opens October 7, 2016 at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery in St Augustine

Whispered Twilight
Karen F. Rose
oil on cradled birch panel
30 x 30 "
You're invited to Painterly Impressions a group art exhibit at Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, 137 King Street, St Augustine on exhibit October 7 to November 1, 2016.
Our opening reception is on October 7, 2016 from 5 to 9pm. There is free parking in front and behind the gallery. 

Jessie Cook, Rebecca Shaffer and I are historic coast painters with three distinctively different painting styles, Here's a little more about each of us from our press release for the show.

Prairie Moon”, 6 x 6, pastel on paper by Karen F. Rose 

Karen F. Rose paints a poetic vision in oil and pastel, inspired by the soft washed memory and spirituality of dawn, dusk and twilight hours. Influenced by the tonalist painters of the late 19th century, Inness and Whistler, her evocative tonal paintings are more about atmosphere and diffused light than a representation of place. Viewers often comment on the peace and serenity they feel in viewing her paintings. Karen is a member of the Oil Painters of America and was an award recipient in the juried OPA “City by the Sea” plein air event in St. Augustine. Her serene oils and pastels are in collections across the country.
website www.karenfrose.com

Nasturtiums”, 12 x 16, oil on canvas by Jessie Cook

Jessie Cook is a landscape and still life artist who paints in an impressionist manner. “Whether working on landscape or still life, my paintings are inspired by direct observation, capturing color and value and mood of the subject before I simply let the painting itself take over. My paintings are a way to be still and to look. Both for myself and, I hope, for the viewer.” Jessie works primarily in oil and has studied with Sherry Camhy and Ric del Rossi of the Art Students League, Mary Anna Goetz of the Woodstock School of Art, and John Phillip Osborn of the Ridgewood Art Institute.  She is an award-winning artist whose work has been juried into shows in St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Orlando, Florida, as well as in New York.
website www.jessiefineart.com

Kayak View”, 16 x 20, oil on canvas by Rebecca Shaffer

Rebecca Shaffer is a Contemporary Impressionist who paints in oil. Her paintings have been described as lyrical and often feature a body of water reflecting light and prismatic color. “Water for me is so beautiful, the way light affects it changing it from calm to stormy and anywhere in between. It is also a metaphor for the individual experience and inner realms we all embody.” Rebecca studied Fine Art at San Diego State University and has exhibited in galleries and hotels in California, Hawaii and Florida. She is a member of St. Augustine Art Association and ACA/Atlantic Center for the Arts.
website www.rebeccashaffer.com

We look forward to sharing a fun filled evening with you.