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
Artist, painter of well loved places, traveler, loves a good story, gardener, coastal wanderer in places salty & sandy, Irish trad fiddle player, nature lover.
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. Formal study at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, CT;. The Art League School in Alexandria, VA; and Watts Atelier in Encinitas, CA gave me a classical foundation. Further study with colorists Leif Nilsson, and Camille Przewodek, both students of renowned teacher Henry Hensche, have enabled me to pursue this ever-intriguing fascination of the effect of light. As a visual artist/plein air painter, I tell a story in paint. I record my surroundings and the 'energy of the day', taking a multi-sensory experience and placing it on a two-dimensional space. Each painting transfers that energy - that sense of place - to the viewer as an individual...and indeed, brings that energy and sense of place to the new environment where it is displayed. Evoking an emotional response to a 'sense of place' is a great thrill for me, that connection with my viewer is priceless. What's YOUR story? I'd love to tell it!
What is to love about a painting? ........One that is compositionally strong - that draws the viewer in from across the room....rewarding them with a new interest up close..... and the imagining of themselves in that place. It's an exciting - heart -fluttering affair....and a grounded relationship with a sense of beauty and calm. A painting that resonates with the viewer is one that [...]
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