Theorem Paintings by American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier of Williamsburg Virginia

Artist Nancy Rosier

Artist Nancy Rosier is a nationally recognized artist and authority on theorem painting.  She has been published in magazines, newspapers, and several books that 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.  Learn More About American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier!

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!
Museum Floral Painting by Theorem Paintings by American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier of Williamsburg VirginiaMy Theorem painting is featured on page 53
and can be found in my Gallery by
Clicking Here

Early American Life Magazine - August 2018 Directory Edition


Traditional Theorem Painting by Nancy Rosier Featured by Early American Life Magazine

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 200 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.  Visit my Gallery Page!

Portage Bridge Painting by American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier will be featured at the Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show

The Zoar Traditional Artisan Show and Antique Festival2018 Show Schedule

My calendar of events is a combination of upcoming juried art shows, museum exhibits, and upcoming magazine articles.  These are the shows scheduled for this year:
Zoar Harvest Festival Art Show
July 28th - 29th 2018

Bedminster Traditional Artisan Show
September 8th - 9th 2018
Letchworth Arts and Crafts Show
October 6th, 7th, 8th 2018


Colonial Williamsburg Theorem Exhibit

As a contemporary folk artist specializing historically based theorem painting many years, I am very excited to share the news that Colonial Williamsburg has just opened a long term exhibit on theorem painting in their art museums. I was asked to contribute to the exhibit by participating in a video being shown on how I paint a theorem. It is a vanishing art form, learn what it is. CLICK HERE to learn more!

Grained Frames

Each of my theorem paintings come framed and ready to hang on the wall.  I offer gilded gold frames, but a majority of my frames are hand crafted.  My husband builds each frame and then I hand paint and grain.  This process is called false graining.  I use everything from corncobs to the side of my hand.

Museum Reproductions

Thanks to museums allowing me to photograph, measure, and see the actual theorem, I have been able to create my own adaptation of these historic theorems.

Thanks to Early American Life

Many thanks to Early American Life Magazine.  Their support of traditional crafts and the American Folk Artist has really helped to give us a voice.  Please support Early American Life.