SEE MY WORK AT THE WILLOW DOWNTOWN AND AT ART UP FRONT STREET. 120 FRONT STREET IN UPTOWN EXETER, NH

4.06.2019

OPEN STUDIOS this MAY 4&5

We have 9 (yes, 9) artist studios... and 2 guest artists for the show. Our space continues to improve... 2500 square feet of fun stuff to make you happy. 

You WILL find LARGE and small here for the open studios. You will find prints and cards. And you will see some sweet little things that will make you go "awww....".
Join us May 4 and 5.... first weekend in May.

Painting in the Garden at Art Up Front Street

Join me this summer for very laid back art days. 
Pick one day or all. 

5 THURSDAYS in JUNE and JULY this summer.
Sign up for one or all by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com.
We will be in the back yard... we have tables, chairs, umbrellas and a canopy.
Open to all media... so bring whatever you want to work on!
Some people sketch, some paint, some write.
No instruction, just a simple time to gather and create.
Take a break with us to create or watch a process.

Free parking is on the left rear side of the studio in the back lot. Bathrooms, water, tea are within an easy walk.
$5 for each day.
Sign-ups by email to artupfrontstreet@gmail.com are required. See you soon...

3.02.2019

Spheres and Lines exhibit at Art Up Front Street

Hello, almost spring! This winter was an exploration for me of a more abstract body of work. My urge was to work organically ... making one thought, then another. 
I remember the days of my youngest "students" - preschool and kindergarten aged children. They really were not the students, though, but rather they were the teachers.

I watched them unfold their thoughts one step at a time. Enjoying each mark. Not over-thinking. Sometimes working so briefly their work looked like a modern stroke from a famous conceptual contemporary artist. Other times, working so long their work was a soupy ooze from corner-to-corner. 

Sometimes when the soupy ooze would drip to other parts on the easel, they would continue to paint the drip on the easel. All the while really only watching for what happens to the paint being pushed by the brush.... never watching the paint being pushed for a goal of satisfying an expectation of a potential viewer (the parent or adults in the room).

The biggest gift at that point in my art life was the gift of being lucky enough to watch their process. Now, finally, at this stage, I feel a true freedom to "make". Why did it take so long? 

If you want to come by for a conversation, please, do! If you want to make art but have a few fears, please, come and sit and watch.

For more info about my show, click HERE

11.01.2018

Rose Bryant Original Paintings: OPEN STUDIOS this weekend!

Hope you can join us. Wonderful artist friends at Art Up Front Street. This weekend, November 3 & 4 from 10 - 4 each day, spend some time in a place that will brighten your day! 

8.22.2018

From the easel on figure drawing night...

A different way to look at figure drawing. I love exploring with color. Yes, sketching and drawing is excellent... but I am so attracted to trying a colorfilled brush even for short poses... 15 minutes or less. The result is very abstract. These images are from the last 3 evenings of figure drawing.... I will do more I am sure.