Rose Wood is an artist that lived in Maine for many years. Now spends summers there, while wintering in Florida. She also travels during the winter visiting many new states.
The many traveling artists who visited Maine to paint pictures in the summers influenced her as a child. They came to paint near her grandfather's home at Lowell's Cove. She spent many hours observing them at their work. This contributed to her dream of becoming a New England Artist.
She filled pad after artist's pad with pictures and the more she drew the more she was inspired. Later she studied drawing under Miss Hagardy, an artist and school teacher in Connecticut for three years.
Realism has always been her forte. She enjoys many subjects from architecture to animals, and many different landscapes from European views, ocean water scenes, to the Southwestern desert,and now the South. Rose is intrigued with different cultures and is a world traveler. Traveling to Europe as well as all over the United States definitely shows in her choices of subjects. She offers the glorious sites she's seen through her eyes to the canvas so people who may not have had the pleasure of traveling to these places can see them. Even those who have been there delight with the triggering of memories.
The medium she chooses to work with is limitless, only bound by imagination to achieve the affect she's after. Acrylics, water colors and pastels are among some of her realms, but her favorites are pen & ink and oils.
She has had work exhibited in many establishments and juried in many shows in New England. Her art has won numerous awards, ribbons and honorable mentions,and many Purchase awards. Some of her awards include: "First Place" in the Lisbon Falls Merchant Association Show; the "Grumbacher Inc. Purchase Award" for the Lisbon Falls Art Show; "Best of Show" during the Topsham Fair Art Show in Maine; the "Ocean State Award"1st place. for a show in Rhode Island,also awards in Portland,ME and Southington, CT. The past few years her travel and show focus has been along the East Coast. She is currently expanding westward into other states.
Her most Prestigious award was an Oil painting commissioned for the Constitution Inn of the Destroyer USS Richard L. Page DEG/FFG5 For the Life time members of the ship. The commissioning took place on August 5th of 2007. In Boston Ma. At the Constitution Inn.