Laura Mayes Rosser
Beginning two years before retirement, I took Art 101 at Watkins Institute (now Watkins College of Art at Belmont University) in Nashville, Tennessee for two years. My further training has been with Classical Realism instructors, especially Allan R. Banks at his atelier in Florida for nine months. My focus has been on portraiture which has lead me to realize that although we all have the same features, God made us individually unique in every way.
The cover picture and first three pictures are in order by most recent since moving to Columbia SC. All pictures are from life except Ray Skinner, Dustin, Day of Promise and The Minnow Net.
Gallery Cover Artwork:
Commissioned Oil Painting
20 x 16
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Pastel Pencil 18.75 x 15.75 NFS
Watercolor 22.5 x 19 $350 in gold frame with plaque and white mat Belle Meade Plantation, Nashville TN
Graphite 20 x 17 NFS Awarded 2nd Place in Drawing, 2021 SC State Fair
Commissioned Oil (Venetian Method) 30 x 24 NFS Accepted in the 2004 Central South Art Exhibit Juror Michael Shane Neal
Oil 30 x 24 NFS Accepted in the 2004 Central South Art Exhibit Juror Mary Whyte
Commissioned Pastel 24 x 20 NFS Christmas cards were also made from this image
Pastel 33 x 29 NFS
Pastel 32.75 x 26.75 SOLD
Commissioned Oil 24 x 20 NFS
Oil 28 x 24 SOLD
Pastel 33 x 27 NFS Best Pastel Award, Central South Art Exhibit Juror: Frank Mason
Commissioned Pastel Pencil 18 x 22 NFS Posthumous Painting with memorabilia. Rosary Beads are from Job's Tears plant. Record Name was "I'll be a Bachelor Until I Die"