Artist Nancy Rosier
American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier has become a nationally recognized artist and authority on theorem painting. Many magazines, newspapers, and several books have featured her work. She has been interviewed often and asked to write numerous “how to” articles. Her work is exhibited and sold at fine-juried shows across the country. She was chosen by the White House to create a theorem ornament for the Blue Room Christmas tree. She has been selected each year for over twenty years as a member of the nationally acclaimed “Directory of Traditional American Crafts” which showcases America’s finest artisans who are dedicated to preserving the early American crafts. Nancy offers over 200 theorem paintings for sale in her online gallery. Learn More
What Are Theorem Painting?
Theorem painting (meaning painting with the aid of stencils) is considered traditional folk art. It was popular in the 1800s. Theorem painting is most often done on white velvet fabric, which gives the painting a soft, lovely depth. Fruit and floral arrangements are the most popular subjects, but scenes were sometimes done. Learn More About The Art of Theorem Painting!
Check Out My Theorem Gallery
We offer a online gallery that contains over 150 theorem paintings by American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier. This gallery will feature new additions as well as museum reproductions. Each theorem is shown in thumbnail view and then an individual shopping cart page for each painting.
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2019 Show Schedule
My calendar of events is a combination of upcoming juried art shows, museum exhibits, and upcoming magazine articles. I am now starting to schedule shows for 2019. Please check my events calendar for the 2019 show schedule.
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October 2018 Issue of Early American Life
Just out by "Early American Life" October 2018 is a comprehensive, picture filled article featuring Nancy Rosier and her work as a contemporary theorem painting artist. There is a wonderful article on "Making a Theorem" in the September/October issue of Early American Life Magazine. Quote from EAL article introduction "Distinguished Directory artisan Nancy Rosier shares her methods for creating vibrant still life's using stencils and subtle shading"
Lovely Period Reproductions
Your paintings arrived here this afternoon in good order. They are as well executed and charming as I had hoped they might be. The authenticity of each piece will make it quite easy to blend them into our Americana decor where they will be at home with antiques and indistinguishable from period pieces. I hope to acquire a few more of them. Thanks very much for these lovely period reproductions. Rob NJ - More Testimonials...
Directory of Traditional American Crafts
Nancy Rosier has been selected for 23rd time for the Early American Life Magazine - Directory of Traditional American Crafts. This year Early American Life selected some of the directory artists to be filmed in Yorktown Virginia. Learn More About Early American Life Magazine! EAL has been very supportive of traditional American Folk Artists - Thank you Early American Life! My Theorem painting is featured on page 53 and can be found in my Gallery by Clicking Here
- 1st Step - Create a Line Drawing
- Step 2 - Cut The Stencils
- Step 3 - Mount The Fabric on Acid Free Board
- Step 4 - Apply Paint Through Stencil
- Complete Fine Detail Work
- Final Check and Small Brush Touchup
- Mount in Hand Crafted Grained Frame