Happy Anniversary to "R" and "J"

This past spring I met a lovely couple. They had previously seen my exhibit at the Divine Cafe and Grille and had come to the Spring Open House on Union Street to check out more. They found a tiny little Olive painting and bought it as a gift for "R"'s brother who is an artist and designer in California, knowing he loves small art. This October, "R" contacted me without "J"'s knowledge seeking a gift for their anniversary... their FIRST anniversary.
It took him a little while and three trips to decide which would be best. He stayed focussed on what he thought "J" would like. Art is such a personal thing. He picked this one of the birds on the beach for the whimsy and the color. They both love color ...and I get the sense they both are all about enjoying life and finding good energy.
Well, the response was a good one....
"Hi Rose, "J" loves the painting! It was so much fun to give that gift to her."


Exeter New Hampshire in the fall

This is such a nice photo. I love the fullness of the plant, the color and the various stages of bloom. This beauty is right at the entrance of the Willow in downtown Exeter... where I will be this Saturday from noon to 3pm during the Fall Festival. Hope to see you.
I had a wonderful visit from a friend this past Friday. Judy came to visit with her box and bag full of over 200 original miniature paintings she has been collecting for alost three years. She loves them all. They all have a story... countries of origin, artists she loves, some artists she can't find anymore, some are framed, some are in sleeves, some have certificates of authenticity, some are whimsical, some are very representational. It was wonderful for her to think of me as someone who would enjoy her "obsession". Thanks, Judy!


"Doodle, in the Light" painting at The Vision and The Word Exhibit in Exeter

There is a great show opening this Saturday at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery. The Vision and The Word. Collaborations between visual artists and poets. "Doodle in the Light" is my painting of our family cat. My husband entered a little written piece for the show... the first time we have done a collaboration like this. He wrote from the viewpoint of our cat as he (Doodle) updates his Twitter account... really funny. If you are a cat person, you will love the humor. The opening reception is Saturday, at the Exeter Town Hall Gallery, 12-4.
Next weekend, October 16, is the big Fall Harvest Festival in Exeter. If no rain, I will be outside The Willow Shop working on tiny paintings from noon to 3. Stop by and say hello. I will have a few of my tiniest works on display while I paint, plus Julie and the gang at the Willow will be offering specials that day. Look for my blue and white striped beach umbrella. For more info about Exeter, go to Visit Exeter NH. Hope to see you at one of the events!


Rose Bryant Poppy Painting goes to RiverWoods in Exeter

This little burst of color could be yours! How's that for a tease? This October 16, RiverWoods in Exeter is hosting their annual fundraising gala event. This year the beneficiary is Child and Family Services. My little poppy painting is one of the MANY items up for auction at the event. Get your tickets now and party with your friends... there will be good food, lots of fun, and great auction items.