Southwest Art Magazine Award Winning Artist




Art Notes


Landscape painting, especially outdoors (in Plein Air) sharpens the senses; colors are true, the light is immediate, values have a richness not visible in photographs. 

Finding and capturing the scene from a never-before-painted perspective is one challenge.  Being able to convey the essence of place is another. 

My goal is to create the landscapes the viewer has in his mind or ones hed like to know better.


Cigar Boxes.  Following in the tradition of artists from Monet to Thiebaud, Joan Rossberg has created a collection of original oil paintings on Classic Wooden Cigar Boxes.  Each painting is a Fine Art Collectible.


Figurative.   In addition to creating a likeness, each figurative painting tries to also communicate something about the subject that makes them who they are.  In the painting Luck of the Irish, the subject (from a 1930s black and white photo) was combined with an inset of a horse race to portray a family member whose prowess at the race track (and at times lack therefore) was family legend.


Still Lifes:  A successful still life not only depicts the objects but engages the viewer it its story.   The set of paintings 8:15, 8:16, 8:17 allows the viewer to re-live the scene of the consumption, albeit without guilt.  A more classically painted Still Life, like Orchids and Chinese Statue, combines selection and placement of objects with lighting effects to pull the viewer in and around the painting and lets them uncover the story.


Interiors: Nature creates the subject matter in Landscapes.  People arrange interiors. 

My goal is to paint an interior so that it reflects the lives and choices of the inhabitants while still being exciting to outside viewers.