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I am a painter. For me this does not require much thinking, it is more like breathing. Whatever you you see in my painting is your own reflection, like a mirror. To me it is quite simple; purely instinctive and essential. Nancy Rosen was born in Chicago and—except for her four years at the Kansas City Art Institute where she earned a BFA in painting and sculpture—this is where she has remained. Her mixed media imagery—mostly figurative—is created using a blend of oil bars, china markers, graphite, and oil paint. Each unique piece is created with combinations of these materials applied to the surface of hand-made papers or linen. The images emerge from an infinite number of rich colorful layers. Rosen’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions across the country. Recent venues include the Kansas City Art Coalition, Elmhurst Museum, Milliken University, The Post Family, and The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago. Nancy Rosen continues to devote her life to painting, exhibiting, and teaching.

Above... Left to right
Untitled, mixed media, 44x30 - Paul, mixed media, 22x30 - A Warm Touch, mixed media, 30x44


Above... Left to right
I'll Tell You What" mixed media, 22x30 - Dreaming Comes True, mixed media, 44x30 - Another Sunday mixed media, 30x44 - A New Ending, mixed media, 44x30