About Jeanne Bouza Rose
I have been inspired by the colours, structures, standing stones and life of Orkney for over 30 years.
Using watercolour and oil sticks, I render landscapes and sky onto canvas, paper and lampshades in my Stromness studio/gallery and at Woodstock, New York. Many of my oil paintings can be large and are done on unstretched canvas that is either bolted to a wall or hung to move like a banner. Because size matters, these are often reproduced and reduced in size, using high quality pigment giclee printing onto paper, or stretched canvas in highly limited editions. Some of these are available at https://island-to-island.scot and from me directly.
I like to be in the moment and that is what happens with watercolours, small plein air oil paintings, and monoprints. Moments to be outside can be tricky with changeable weather, but I try. Always, it is the landscape that I am most interested in. For the most part, my monoprints are created without the use of a printing press. These are oil based and hand coloured mostly printed on the large table in my studio. These are always in limited quantities.
I also use lampshades as a canvas and paint various landscapes or designs on them, bringing art into any home under a brighter light! These are one-of-a-kind. Monoprints created without a printing press are something I also enjoy. When the weather is bright, I take watercolours or oil paints out and about to capture moments of light or shade upon the land.
My collaboration with the fused glass maker, Graham Muir of Gramble Glass continues. He adeptly takes hints of my colours and the shapes of the standing stones and “fires” it all together. There are still available from https://island-to-island.co.uk
The Provincetown Print method ties two parts of my life as an artist together, as well as the history of two countries. Over 20 years ago, I learned a non-press form of printmaking, from Pia Oste-Alexander at the Woodstock School of Art. I deeply enjoy this technique that allows for individual hand printed editions that can be numbered as flexibly as I desire. Over the years working in Orkney, I have found a way to adapt this technique to some Neolithic ideas such that I now have taught “The Orkney Woodcut Print” course back at the Woodstock School of Art.
When the time permits, I offer workshops in this watercolour white-line woodcut method. Since the first Orkney workshop in 2005, students of mine are now offering instruction in other parts of Scotland and beyond. It has been an art exchange to expand both cultures! You can read more about this technique in First Impressions by printmaker Lisa Hooper, Langford Press. She attended one of my workshops in Orkney. Or you can purchase my instructional DVD, The Orkney Woodcut at https://island-to-island.scot.
My work has been exhibited on both sides of the ocean.
View a list of my exhibitions.
I have also illustrated a number of books, am part of a craft trail and have had the good fortune to have a number of media pieces.
“Art has been a thread throughout my life. It has spiralled through many forms and brought me in touch with many crafts, people and places.”
Jeanne Bouza Rose