Artist, Rose Collins
Solo Exhibition Series

Artist locale:  Tucson, Arizona, USA
Style of work: Contemporary
Subject matter: Wildlife/Southwest Art
Medium: Oil

"My journey as a painter started in 1998 when I fell in love with everything Southwest and moved to Tucson, Arizona, picked up a paintbrush and took a leap of faith into the unknown.  I must admit my part time hobby as a photographer and full-time psychology career were both instrumental in the development of my unique wildlife creations.  My vast knowledge and mastery of photography helped me to incorporate strong composition and perspective into my art.  My deep understanding of human interactions added a palpable level of conscious reality and complete honesty to my wildlife series, 'The Secret World of Wildlife'."

Virtual Show Dates:  November 1 - December 31, 2022

"What I know about myself more than anything else, is that I do not allow rules to inhibit me.  I love creating my own path and if something looks good on my canvas and intuitively feels right, that is the direction I am most likely to follow."

"I read a copious collection of art books, frequent galleries, to study how other artists play with light, values and hues, and absorb myself in the play of pigments that dance around my palette and onto my canvas."
 

"Honoring my unique way of learning and creating an environment that supports that process was the beginning of my journey.  Painting has been life changing and healing for me.  My determination to master color techniques, composition and design has taken me to levels that never thought I could accomplish.  I have been described as a natural colorist and after more than 20 years of painting I am now confident that is a true statement."