Welcome to the Rose Simon World of Whimsy.
I am self-taught mixed media artist who has been playing and experimenting with different art forms for most of my life. I just love to create and couldn’t imagine a day without a pencil or paintbrush in my hand. Over the years, I have taught creative art workshops, participated in juried art shows and displayed my work in Montana and Washington galleries.
My art style emphasizes playful, out-of-the-ordinary or fanciful subject matter. I usually start with a symbolic shape (tree, bird) and then stylize it a bit to reflect how I see it or want to express it. Then I add a sprinkle of whimsy (humor or light-heartedness), and finish off with a palette of vivid colors.
On any given day, depending on my mood and what I want to achieve, I choose an art medium that best supports it. I work in watercolor for the joy of spontaneity and fluidity. Acrylics allow me to explore my love of texture, layering and color. Pen and ink give me the opportunity to focus on drawing skills, while merging realism with imagination. And, collage gives me free-spirited freedom to play and arrange found images and objects that are completely different into a harmonious design, where anything can show up on the canvas!
It is my hope that my artwork makes you smile or helps you to look at the world in a different way.
Enjoy…and thanks for visiting the World of Whimsy.
Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities." --Dr. Seuss