Susan Crave Rosen
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  SUSAN CRAVE ROSEN


    I began painting in 1995 after moving to Virginia from Long Island. I have always loved the process……the physical application of the paint, whatever the medium, surface or tool I am using. Music was my creative outlet until I began painting. I have found that like studying voice, learning to paint is a slow and sometimes tedious process, that is a gift in itself. 

    It is wonderful to love something and try to put its essence down on paper or canvas. Watching the paint move on its own or with my prodding….the process of making a picture….that’s the reward. If I like the finished painting, it’s a bonus!



Associations and Galleries: 
 VA Watercolor Society - signature member 
 The Rappahannock Art League/Studio Gallery, Kilmarnock, VA
 Central Virginia Watercolor Guild; National Watercolor Society
 Art Speaks Gallery/The Bay School, Mathews, VA
 National League of American Pen Women
 Shenandoah Valley Art Center, Waynesboro, VA
 Shenandoah Valley Watercolor Society, signature member
 CoArt Gallery, Staunton, VA
 Beverley Street Studio School, Staunton, VA
Lemon Tree Gallery, Cape Charles, VA
Crossroads Gallery, Richmond, VA



Selected Exhibits (*awards):
 Mathews Market Days Juried Art Exhibit*
 RAL Labor Day Shows*; CVWG Juried Shows
 Artists of the Chesapeake Juried Show*
 This Century Gallery Members’ Show*; Shockoe Bottom Art Center*
 National Program for the Arts*, VA Watercolor Society Juried Show*
 National Watercolor Society Juried Member Show
 Shenandoah Valley Art Center*, Shenandoah Valley W/C Society*
 One-woman shows – The Morning Glory Gallery, Gloucester, VA
  Art Speaks, Mathews,VA*; Chroma Projects, Charlottesville,VA
 Two-person exhibit “Paint and Poetry” – Art Speaks Gallery  
  and Shenandoah Valley Art Center
 My painting “Concert Night” was commissioned by the Virginia Arts  
  Festival for the cover art on “Love Letters to Music,” a poetry
  collection by JoAnn Falletta, conductor of the VA Symphony.
​William King Museum, Abingdon, VA, Cherry Bounce Exhibit