“Painting is my way of uncovering the sacred in the land upon which I walk. I live in Wyoming – a place where life is shaped by harsh climatic conditions. My paintings are songs about the swiftly changing and sublime nature of this vast land, and to the tenacious spirit it engenders.
My work crosses the borders between representational and abstract expression; at times my colors and images from the more realist works appearing in the abstract paintings. I use oil paints and oil pastels.
I paint both outside and inside. Outside, I paint observations, using all of my senses. My field studies are representational, and later inform painting in the studio. Inside, I weave together and distill observations, emotions and memories. When unexpected connections occur, coherent visual statements emerge, sparking awe in the both the making and viewing of my paintings. My studio paintings are predominately abstract.
Painting brings purpose to my life. I paint to understand my place in nature and share my story. Painting quiets my soul and opens me up to the wonderment of the natural world.” Stephanie Rose
Works by Stephanie Rose will be on display in the Northern Trust Gallery from September 2 to September 30, 2021!
Please join us for an artist’s reception from 3 PM to 5 PM on Sunday, September 12.
Museum admission is FREE and OPEN to the public courtesy of
My life has been a wandering path through many influential places and cultures. Formative years were spent with my parents in Hong Kong who were educators at an international school. The delicious cuisines experienced while traveling across Asia, piqued my curiosity about food and land, which led to a career in sustainable agriculture. My research and education projects took me to Norway and Thailand as well as Minnesota, Wisconsin and Montana. After moving to Wyoming, the vast land and sky inspired me to begin painting and seek a career as a professional fine artist.
My art education includes courses at Northwest College in Powell WY and study with professional artists. I hold a MS degree in Land Resources from University of Wisconsin – Madison, and a BA degree in East Asian Studies from Oberlin College in Oberlin OH.