Rose Adare is an artist from Hawaii who has achieved a world-wide reputation with many important exhibitions and contributions to her credit. She is a graduate Alumni of the San Francisco Academy of Art University, where she was awarded a full, three year scholarship to the Atelier School of Classical Realism, in Temescal, CA. Her paintings are in many private collections throughout the world.
Her painting Mukani – Breath of Life, was selected for The Healing Power of ART 2015 juried exhibition presented by Manhattan Arts International. In this competition, she was selected by Terri Lloyd, artist and director of The Haggus Society to win a special award. It included an extensive interview on The Haggus Society website that you can read here.
When we asked Terri Lloyd why she chose Rose Adare from all 43 artists in the exhibition, “This award seeks excellence in how the artist nurtures herself through artistic practice, and how she brings healing to the viewer. Rose Adare gives us with both through her personal journey and the overall body of her work. Ranging from the sublimely feminine to the artist provocateur, Adare is the embodiment of Healing, as well as ‘Hag’.”
Makani – Breath of Life (shown above, left) and Wai – Water of Healing (shown above, right) are two paintings from Adare’s series titled “Mahalo Nui Loa”. They pay homage to both the elements and the sacred sites of Hawaii’s Big Island, Mahalo Nui Loa, and celebrate both the feminine spirit and the diverse youth of Hawaii.
About this collection of work Adare has said, “Evident in the lush jungles, the serenity of Mauna Kea, and the forming land itself, the Hawaiian Islands are often revered as a place of great healing, birth and renewal. As such, Mahalo Nui Loa literally means ‘Thank You Greatly.’ The artist recognizes, in each painting, “the beauty of gratitude and reciprocity in its own, unique way.”
Adare entered The Healing Power of ART juried competition with the following statement: “After colliding with a municipal train, I regained my artistic dexterity by taping a paint brush to my fingers. Tired of my ten body braces smearing the canvas, I removed them and ignored the pain in order to paint. Each portrait painting is an inspirational story of struggle over adversity.”
She is an artist with a strong conviction and determination that started at a young age. In the interview she explains that she learned how to paint at the age of seven. “I begged my mom for oil painting lessons, she found Mrs. Blanchard, a classical realist oil painter. I would sit, actually sit there for hours and hours immersed in the creation of painting. Oils were my first and ARE my real love, they are buttery and flow, translucent and can glow and work amazingly well with gold leaf.”
Her other series titled “Restraint & Revolution” communicate “the astounding diversity of life, and the arduous journey to free expression.” They pay homage to the many diverse and colorful subcultures of the 21st century.
Rose Adare is a Featured Artists member of Manhattan Arts International. Read Rose Adare Creates Dynamic Luminous Paintings.
You can read the interview with Rose Adare on The Haggus Society website http://www.thehaggussociety.org/playing-20-questions-with-rose-adare/
Visit Rose Adare’s website www.roseadare.com.
View The Healing Power of ART exhibition at Manhattan Arts International.