Photograph of Artist MICHAEL ROSE
MICHAEL ROSE
Cedar Rapids, Iowa - United States



Original Artworks (5)

Michael Rose; Seminole Guardian, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 26 x 12 inches. Artwork description: 241   My  wife and I were out on one of our Sunday morning painting sessions and came across this old, half dead tree in a local park called Seminole Valley.  The tree looked like it had stood as a guardian over the park for many years.  Due to ...
Michael Rose
Original Oil Painting, 2009
26 x 12 inches (66.0 x 30.5 cm)
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Michael Rose; County Home Bypass, 2009, Original Painting Oil, 16 x 8 inches. Artwork description: 241  This painting is of a section of tracks just off County Home Road in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  It is a good example of the beauty of rural Iowa.  ...
Michael Rose
Original Oil Painting, 2009
16 x 8 inches (40.6 x 20.3 cm)
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Michael Rose; Into The Light, 1999, Original Painting Acrylic, 26 x 15 inches. Artwork description: 241 This piece has more of spiritual cast.  I was trying to represent the path of ones life.  From youth to eventual death.  The flight of the geese is steady in its rise until you have the one above - floating, rising into the heavens...
Michael Rose
Original Acrylic Painting, 1999
26 x 15 inches (66.0 x 38.1 cm)
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Michael Rose; Breaking Free, 1997, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 I am from California and have always been drawn to the power and beauty of the ocean.  In this piece I tried to play off the beauty and strength of the wave with the beauty and strength of the eagle.  The eagle is hard at work fishing, ...
Michael Rose
Original Acrylic Painting, 1997
30 x 20 inches (76.2 x 50.8 cm)
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Michael Rose; Freedoms Lost, 2001, Original Painting Acrylic, 20 x 22 inches. Artwork description: 241 I like to combine images in an unreal way to convey a certain emotion.  In this piece I like the contrast between the geese and the eagle - power and grace.  Behind is a break in the clouds and a landscape.  It is a landscape they are not ...
Michael Rose
Original Acrylic Painting, 2001
20 x 22 inches (50.8 x 55.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

In my early work I was focused on birds of prey. I was trying to communicate their majesty and strength. Now I am working on capturing the harmony and beauty of the Iowa landscape in Oils. I tend to identify with the Tonalist style of painting, concentrating on values and shapes more than color. ...

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