"All any man can do... is add his fragment to the whole.
No man can be final... but he can record his progress...
What he leaves is so much for others to use as stones to step on, or stones to avoid.
After all, the goal is not making art... It is living life.
Those who live their lives will leave the stuff that is really art."
Robert Henri, The Art Spirit
Bernie Rosage Jr.
Bernie Rosage Jr. is a native of Onslow County, North Carolina, where he resides with his wife, Tami, their children and grandchildren. Bernie’s passion for art started at an early age and continues as a self taught artist. He likes the term "self motivated to be taught" as he works hard to fuel his passion of oil painting. With an appreciation for the simple things in life he states... "Many artists thrive with creativity in times of turmoil... I'm just the opposite... give me peace and harmony and the creative juices flow much easier... That is why I love working from life and enjoying nature". One of his favorite ways to paint is on location en plein aire... the French term literally translates in open air. He has also joined the ranks of the "painting a day" art movement bringing everyday objects to life in fresh and artistic ways. His painterly approach to color and texture adds to his unique sense of style, best defined as Impressionistic Realism. His subjects are often personal and convey feelings of peace, serenity, and nostalgia. "I am drawn to country roads, marshlands, cottages, barns, trees, open fields, flowing rivers, etc... anything that eludes to a peaceful, calming feeling when viewed," states Rosage. His paintings are a wonderful culmination of sensitivity and skill and are collected throughout the United States, Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
Founder of the Onslow Outdoor Painters Society (OOPS)
North Carolina Plein Air Painters
Southern Plein Air Painters Guild
Onslow Art Society
Blue Ridge Art Clan
Council for the Arts
Daily Painters Movement Group
Plein Air Painters Forum
"Plein Eire" Painters of Ireland
Online Artists Forum at WetCanvas.com