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American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier

About Nancy Rosier

Artist Nancy Rosier

American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier has become a nationally recognized artist authority on theorem painting, 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. 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.

What Are Theorem Painting - Colonial Williamsburg

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What Are Theorem Paintings
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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

Williamsburg Art League Calendar

Nancy was selected by the Williamsburg Art League for their yearly 2020 calendar.  The sale of this calendar goes to support the promotion of art in the Williamsburg area of Virginia.

Museum Quality Theorems by American Folk Artist Nancy Rosier

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

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.  With Christmas on it's way please remind your husband or wife to order 3 to 4 weeks before the holidays.

Published by 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"

Early American Life Magazine - October 2018 Edition - Article on Theorem Paintings

Early American Life Magazine - August 2018 Directory Edition


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

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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Extremely Pleased

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

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