Rosie Huart is an award-winning artist and papermaker living in Dayton, Ohio. She graduated from the University of Dayton, receiving her Bachelor Degree in Art and Psychology and also an Associate Degree in Mental Health Technology from Sinclair Community College in Dayton.
To the artist, painting abstract expressionism is an experimental process of exploration and discovery. Rosie uses a wide variety of art materials, such as sumi-e ink, watercolor, acrylic, gesso, graphite, gold leaf and collage elements. In the beginning she works intuitively by layering and subtracting paint. A gradual development occurs as the painting begins to lead her to thoughts and feelings she wants to convey. Her preferred tools are exploratory and unorthodox instruments, such as twigs, twine, and imprinting materials. These poetic strokes have an emphatic voice in her mark-making and are prominent elements in her work. The gestural rhythms and movements reveal clues to content and interpretation.
Rosie's work is inspired by Eastern spirituality. She attempts to invoke mystical qualities that speak of connections with the use of words, line, shape texture and color. When people view her work, she hopes they find a quiet place inside where one responds to their own spiritual essence.
Rosie's workshops are designed to implement creative ways of encountering the soul’s inner journey through art. She teaches workshops, retreats and classes, both nationally and abroad.
As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, Rosie believes the making of art—as a transformative process—impacts the soul's search for meaning, whether it is poetry, painting, papermaking, calligraphy, or creative writing. She has studied throughout the United States and in Japan, Spain, Italy, the Greek Isles and most recently in France.
Ohio Watercolor Society Traveling Show, Columbus, OH
Women's History of the Month 2008, Relics & Remembrances, Honorable Mention, New York, NY
Western Ohio Watercolor Society, Honorable Mention, Springfield, OH
Western Ohio Watercolor Society, 1st Place, Springfield, OH
Dayton Society of Painters & Sculptors, Honorable Mention, Dayton, OH
Memphis/Germantown Art League, Merit Award, Memphis, TN
The View Rosewood Art Center, Award of Excellence, Kettering, OH
Ohio Designer Craftsmen, Selected in Best of 2006, Columbus, OH
Fairborn Art Association Honorable Mention, Fairborn, OH
Pikes Peak International Watermedia, Colorado Springs, CO
St. Leonard's Regional Fine Art, Best of Show, Centerville, OH
Contemporay Works on Paper, Honorable Mention, Eichizen, Japan
Chatham Cultural Center, Traveling Show, Ontario, Canada
Western Ohio Watercolor Society, 2nd Place, Springfield, OH