Susan Crave Rosen
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                                    SUSAN CRAVE ROSEN

  After many years of wanting to paint, I found time to pursue my art when my husband Paul and I retired to Virginia in 1994.  
I  began
painting in oils, using Helen VanWyck's books as a guide.  When I tried watercolor and discovered the tremendous challenge of this medium, I felt that I would learn invaluable lessons about drawing, color, composition and design, many of the necessary components of fine painting in any medium.  I studied with many nationally-known watercolor artists and then returned to painting in an opaque manner.   I am convinced that the acrylic medium offers me the most exciting and creative options as I move forward as an artist.   It's a wonderful thing to love something and try to put its essence down on paper or canvas. Watching the paint move on its own or with my prodding....the act of making a picture....that's the reward.  If I like the finished painting, it's a bonus!

  Associations:    The Rappahannock Art League/Studio Gallery Virginia Watercolor Society, artist associate Central Virginia Watercolor Guild - Art Speaks Gallery/TheBay School National League of American Pen Women - National Watercolor Society   Shenandoah Valley Art Center – CoArt Gallery   Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society, signature member

  Exhibits (*awards): Mathews Market Days Art Show* -  RAL Labor DayShows*
CVWG Juried Shows - Artists of the Chesapeake Juried Show*
Pen Women Art & Writing Competition* - VA Watercolor Society Juried Shows*               
This Century Gallery Members' Show* - Shockoe Bottom Art Center*
National Program for the Arts* -  National Watercolor Society Member Show
One-Woman shows at The Morning Glory Gallery (2001), The Bay School
(2007) and the Shenandoah Valley Art Center (2010
My painting "Concert Night" was published on the cover of "Love Letters to
Music," a collection of poetry by VA Symphony conductor, JoAnn Falletta.
 2007 show - Painting & Poetry: Statement and Response, The Bay School
 Shenandoah Valley Art Center*   Beverly Street Studio School Juried Shows


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