paintings by john rosis


This website is designed to introduce you to my work.

I work in several painting mediums including large-scale paintings on canvas, small-scale reverse paintings on glass, monoprints and collage on paper. In all my work the image comes about as a result of the process. My subject matter is line, form, texture and color as derived from nature. I prefer a direct, hands-on approach with simple shapes to create complex relationships. My approach and materials change as my visual needs evolve. I see my role as that of a collaborator with the materials, the process and the medium. I feel that my work is successful when the materials and the process come together to create new images.