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Artist Rose Jefferson


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Artist Bio for Rose M. Jefferson
 
 
 
Rose Marian Jefferson was born in Alexandria, Louisiana.  She grew up in Houston Texas, later married and moved  to San Francisco, California.  They relocated to Florida and currently resides in Melbourne, Fl. 
 
Rose's mother was a school teacher who encouraged her to paint and draw.  Although largely a self-taught artist, Rose has taken classes at the San Francisco Institute of Art and studied watercolor and other mediums over the years in college courses and workshops.
She paints portraits and figures in the mediums of oil, acrylic and watercolor.  She also enjoys creating  mixed media works of art. 
Her artwork has been exhibited throughout the country, primarily at invitational and juried shows in Florida and Georgia.
 
Rose states:
 
Watercolor is my favorite because of its transparency, cleanliness, beauty and challenge. Sometimes I will mix gouache and watercolor to add shape and texture.
 
I always study the magnificence of the human figure; its movement and facial expressions.  I am inspired by activities of groups of people or just one person around me.  As I continue to study art, my understanding of the world around me matures and deepens.
  
When I am faced with difficult times, I tend to deal with the situation through painting. 
It helps me through the process of healing as when my son was deployed to the war in Iraq 2005-06.   
During his entire deployment, I was faced with fear, worry and anxiety.  
I began painting portraits and figures of him, incorporating those negative emotions into brush stroke movements, and expressions. 
I would paint hedges, barriers and shields of floating objects around him for protection in my prayers.   
One of those paintings is called “Flight of the Capoeira”, because the art of capoeira is a martial arts technique that he enjoys performing. He even demonstrated the capoeira moves to his battle buddies in Iraq during free time. 
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