Artist Nancy Rosier
American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier has become a nationally recognized artist on theorem paintings which are considered historically based traditional American Folk Art. 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.
Colonial Williamsburg Exhibit
In 2016 Colonial Williamsburg opened a new exhibit on theorem paintings at their folk art museum. Nancy Rosier was filmed demonstrating the art of theorem painting which is featured in the exhibit as a video.
Guest Speaker at Colonial Williamsburg
In 2007 Colonial Williamsburg requested Nancy to be a guest speaker and demonstrator at their symposium covering the subject of “Embroidered & Painted Arts of the New Republic”.
Commissioned By Colonial Williamsburg
Nancy was commissioned and provided Colonial Williamsburg with thirty-three large paintings, which hang in the public and private spaces of the Williamsburg Lodge.
White House Christmas Tree
Nancy’s work was among the few artists asked to contribute their art to decorating the Christmas White House during the Clinton administration.
Directory of American Crafts
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.
Exhibited & Sold at Fine Juried Shows
Her work is exhibited and sold at fine-juried shows across the country as well as a few select shops, many associated with museums.
Anthony Baratta Interior Designer
Nancy Rosier contemporary theorem painting artist and renowned Americana interior designer Anthony Baratta are at the Palmer House in Colonial Williamsburg. Baratta is the designer in residence there. They are standing in front of two theorem paintings done by Nancy Rosier.
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.
2020 Show Schedule
My calendar of events is a combination of upcoming juried art shows, museum exhibits, and upcoming magazine articles. Please check my events calendar for the 2020 show schedule.
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Nancy - I am extremely pleased with both theorems. They appear better in front of me than in an internet image, although your website presentation is nonetheless quite good.. The colors are exceptionally vibrant as I had hoped they would appear. I viewed quite a few images of rooster theorems by other artists and your interpretation of this classic folk subject sets a new standard that other artists will probably now strive to emulate. The Bountiful Harvest theorem is marvelous beyond words. Regards, R. Lavallee