Rose is exploring the wonderful world of plein air oil painting, which captures the moment of natural changing light. It has affected the style, color, and mood of her paintings dramatically. The impressionistic to abstract quality of her work is loose, spontaneous and full of expressive color. Her brush strokes evoke an energy that can visually transmit the emotional experience in her paintings. Rose has a BFA in Graphic Design and Fine Arts from the University of Michigan, with additional classes from CCS. She worked as a Graphic Designer and Art Director prior to teaching art. She taught fine art classes and private lessons to children, teens and adults for fourteen years at a private art studio. A number of her students have received gold key awards and gone on to successful art careers. Rose is continuing her exploration of oil painting thru classes at the BBAC, various workshops and plein air painting. She is a member of the Detroit Society of Women Painters and Sculptors, the Grosse Pointe Art Center, and its exhibition committee, the Anton Art Center, and the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center. Rose does private commissions, shows at several galleries, and has work exhibited in a variety of local venues. This includes the Grosse Pointe Art Center, Oakwood Hospital, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, The Great Frame Up and the Okulksi Theater in Grosse Pointe Park.