US Country Wildflowers, Art by Roxanne Shieldswww.ArtPal.com/RoxanneShields
I enjoy creating watercolor paintings that decorate the American “country” home or evoke a memory for the viewer of a place in the country. My paintings include flowers, fields, pets, farm animals, and landscapes, such as barns, old buildings, churches and courthouses. I paint pictures of cups and buckets full of freshly picked bouquets and terra cotta pots occupied with greenery. “Lavender,” a popular seller, depicts violet flowers and green stems tied together with blue ribbon. Many of my paintings display sunny fields of wildflowers such as daisies, goldenrod, poppies or other sunny blossoms and rustic country objects with contrasting splashes of color. I use vibrant contrasting colors to give my subject matter vitality. I use high quality materials when painting in watercolor, such as Winsor & Newton® Watercolor paint, Arches® Cold Press Watercolor paper, and Kolinsky® Sable hair brushes to help my artwork portray crisp, fresh representations of the American countryside and country things.
Roxanne was born in Monterrey, California. Her father, a Marine, raised her on military bases in the US and around the world and she has grown-up in Georgia, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Maryland, Germany, Spain and Greece. Roxanne graduated with a BA in Fine Arts from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Roxanne was a two-time winner of the St. Mary’s College of Maryland Alumni Association Governor’s Cup Yacht Racing poster contest. Once graduating, she interned as a graphic artist for a company in Baltimore and continued working as a designer for businesses and organizations in the Baltimore/ Washington metro area. After her daughter, Michelle Yost was born in 1990, she freelanced as a graphic designer. When Michelle became of school age, they went together to school and work; Roxanne taught art to grades 1-12 for five years, while her daughter attended classes. Soon, Roxanne found a major graphics design position in downtown Washington D.C. In 2004, Roxanne retired from her work as a graphic designer and is currently living in WV, painting whenever she can! Roxanne enjoys showing and selling her artwork and is active in the community for the arts. Roxanne was a Board Member for the Arts and Humanities Alliance of Jefferson County, WV, 2003-2007. She has displayed work in juried shows at Montpelier Mansion in Laurel, MD and with the WV Watercolor Society. Roxanne owned Shepherdstown Paint & Art/U.S. Country Wildflowers Art Gallery at 102 East German Street in Shepherdstown, WV until 2016 when she retired from framing and art supply retail sales. She and her husband live in Eastpoint, Florida where she continues to sell artwork.