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Rising Stars: Meet Roz Oserin

Today we’d like to introduce you to Roz Oserin. 

Hi Roz, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I took up art in 2007, originally training under Jack Jordan, a well-known artist, and retired art teacher. I began with oil and have explored most mediums, including acrylic, colored pencil, mixed media, and watercolor. I am asked a lot which medium I prefer, but really, I feel that the subject matter dictates the medium or the feeling that I am trying to convey. 

During Covid in 2020, I was blessed to have more time to explore and grow my art process, and I really dug into Mixed Media, creating a series called the “Inspiration Series”. This series showcases symbols and has a cohesiveness and definite meaning behind each painting. I’ve incorporated elephants, medallions, and many other symbols in these paintings, symbolizing strength, protection, wisdom, and good luck. 

For me, painting is creativity and a way to express myself. Until recently, I painted a lot of realistic work, however, I am delving into more abstract art now. Each session at my art table or easel is a journey, and if there is one thing that I’ve learned lately, it is that the “joy is in the journey.” 

I am a member of the San Diego Watercolor Society and our local La Mesa Foothills Art Association. I regularly compete in juried shows and have received awards for my paintings with the East County Art Association, San Diego Watercolor Society, San Diego County Fair + Foothills Art Association. I’ve developed a beautiful website which hosts a lot of the art that I have for sale, as well as the option to purchase this art in print form on metal, acrylic, canvas, or paper. You will also find me on Facebook and Instagram under Roz Oserin Fine Art. 

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
Actually, it has been wonderful! I’ve made so many new artist friends and have grown as an artist over the years. Our art community is so willing to help and share with each other that it has been a blessing to be part of it. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
After a few years of painting, each artist develops their own style. This, of course, comes from lots of practice, simple repetition, and creating a volume of art… I really LOVE bright colors, and my signature colors are teal, red-orange, and gold. This is not to say that they are in every painting, but it is now a recognizable part of my art. 

Because I painted exclusively with watercolor for about 8 years, I am probably known best for my realistic watercolors. Most of my work has been created from a memory. I am a photographer as well and shoot tons of photos when my husband and I travel. I’ve been blessed to go to Europe several times, and many of my paintings have their origin in Paris, London, Spain, and Portugal. 

One thing that I’ve strived for recently is to create work that is different than the rest, so while these landscapes that I’ve done are beautiful, I am on the journey to create art that is different and engaging. I think that I’ve found that in the new series “Inspiration” that I began in 2020. I continue to add more mixed media pieces to the series. This series is mostly collage – created from acid-free paper that I’ve colorized myself. Adding ink, watercolor, and some acrylic, this is a rich and vibrant series. I think that bright colors, richness, and the meaningful symbolism behind it sets me apart from others. 

We’re always looking for the lessons that can be learned in any situation, including tragic ones like the Covid-19 crisis. Are there any lessons you’ve learned that you can share?
Yes! We humans continue on no matter what…I took some great online art classes during the height of Covid in 2020. Also, when given more time to have fun and be creative, I personally blossomed as an artist. Just having the time to play with art is so important for growth, and I was grateful to have it. 

Pricing:

  • Art Commissions $1.00 square inch
  • Originals range from $175 to $750
  • Prints range from $59 to $901 depending on substrate – choices are art paper, canvas, metal, or acrylic

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