Artist Roxanne Steed
The Artist Says:
"I find the textural quality of paint an exciting element of painting as
much as design, composition, and color. Evoking an emotional response
to a 'sense of place' is a great thrill for me. I use palette knife
by itself or in a combination with a variety of brushes to reach my
desired aim in my paintings."
"I wish I had the words to tell you how much I LOVE "Sheep on a Misty Morning, St. Finian's Bay"!! I expected to like it even better in person than I did from the photos....but WOW! - I was unprepared to be totally bowled over!! It is everything I hoped it would be, and more. I think you absolutely captured to perfection that magical quality of the Irish countryside, and of course I must confess to loving the addition of the little sheep...Roxanne, I cannot thank you enough for bringing such a wonderful reminder of Ireland into my life!" - S.D. - Fredericksburg, VA
"I love your palette knife work and I am very excited to now show it under the London Square Gallery name." - Scott London; London Square Gallery, Norfolk, VA
Click here to read an interview with artist Roxanne Steed as featured on the Daily Painters website on January 31, 2011.
Home schooling my daughters encouraged me to renew my childhood love of art. "Mom, teach us to draw" became the motivation to rededicate myself to drawing and painting. As a Navy wife for over twenty-five years, I have been able to live in some of the most beautiful towns on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as travel to Hawaii, Singapore, Italy, France, England and Ireland. I've pursued my formal art education along the way at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT; The Art League School in Alexandria, VA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA. Recent studies with colorists Leif Nilsson, and Camille Przewodek, students of renowned teacher Henry Hensche have enabled me to pursue this ever-intriguing study of the effects light. The works of the American Impressionists have had a great influence on my work, particularly those of New England and California. Figurative works by William Merritt Chase and Childe Hassam as well as landscapes by William Wendt and Granville Redmond have fueled my imagination. There is nothing quite so satisfying as painting from life in the great outdoors. I find the textural quality of paint an exciting element of painting as much as design, composition, and color. Evoking an emotional response to a 'sense of place' is a great thrill for me. I use palette knife by itself or in a combination with a variety of brushes to reach my desired aim in my paintings. What do I love in a painting? One that is compositionally strong - that will draw me in from across the room....rewarding me when I am close up to [...]
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