Early Bird on Oyster Pond

Early Bird on Oyster Pond

Rosalie Nadeau’s paintings are influenced by both Realist and Impressionist traditions, balancing powerful color and classical form. An inspiring instructor in both pastel and oil, she generously teaches workshops letting light be the subject both on location as well as in the studio. Rosalie participates in master workshops as ongoing study. She has attended Plein Air Painters of America symposiums where she painted with several nationally renowned artists. She has studied the figure in the environment with Kim English, Margaret Dyer, and Sally Strand. Rosalie earned her BFA in painting at the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1970 where she majored in figure painting.

Nadeau earned prestigious signature memberships in the Pastel Society of America, the Connecticut Pastel Society, Maryland Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.  She has won awards too numerous to list. She is an original exhibiting member of “21 in Truro” and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.

Rosalie Nadeau’s vibrant paintings illustrate internationally distributed art books: Claire Waite Brown’s The Pastel Artist’s Bible, Lois Griffel’s Painting the Impressionist Landscape, Hazel Harrison’s Pastel School. Hazel Harrison chose Rosalie’s painting, "Thursday’s Lilies" for the cover of her Painting Shapes and Edges. She has appeared in numerous regional and local magazine publications and in feature articles in American Artist, Cape Cod Life, and in an extensive feature article in The Pastel Journal.

Her work appears in corporate collections: F. Schumacher in New York, Hale and Dorr, Liberty Mutual International, and Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank. The Cahoon Museum and the Cape Cod Museum of Art selected her paintings for their permanent collections. Currently Nadeau exhibits on the Cape at Trees Place Gallery of Orleans and at Left Bank Gallery of Wellfleet, and off Cape at Beauregard Fine Art in Rumson, NJ. Nadeau’s paintings are collected privately nationwide and abroad.

“I strive to create a tactile PRESENCE letting Light BE the subject. . . to bring the intense brilliance and presence I see to share through my paintings.  .  . ”

REPRESENTED BY
Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans, MA           Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA

SELECTED AWARDS
Diehl Foundation Award
Cahoon Museum of American Art, 1st Prize Oil Trustee Show
Orleans Bicentennial Exhibition, 1st Prize Pastel and Best in Show
Pastel Journal, 3rd Place, Landscape
Pastel Society of America, Janet T. Royce Award, American Artist Magazine Award
Numerous awards for pastels and oils from:  Cape Cod Art Association,
Connecticut Pastel Society, Chatham Creative Arts Center,
Duxbury Art Association, Pastel Painters Society of Cape

CORPORATE COLLECTIONS
Cahoon Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association and Museum and the Cape Museum of Fine Arts Permanent Collections
Fidelity International, Hale & Dorr, Liberty Mutual International, F. Schumacher, New York, Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank

EXHIBITIONS
Twenty-One in Truro: Attleboro, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Truro Historical Society Museum, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit Center for the Arts
Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod at Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Attleboro Museum
Duo Shows: Cahoon Museum of American Art, Tree’s Place Gallery
Solo shows: Wynne/Falconer Gallery, Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, Academy of Performing Arts, Orleans, Cummaquid Fine Arts, MA, Helen Bumpus Gallery, MA, Left Bank Gallery, Wellfleet, MA, Tree’s Place Gallery, Orleans, MA

PUBLICATIONS
The Pastel Artist's Bible by Claire Waite Brown, Search Press, 2006
The Pastel Painter’s Solution Book by David Cuthbert, North Light Books, 1996
Shapes and Edges by Hazel Harrison, Quarto Publishing, 1996
Pastel School by Hazel Harrison, Quarto Publishing, 1996
Painting the Impressionist Landscape by Lois Griffel, Watson Guptill, 1994

FEATURE ARTICLES
The Pastel Journal 2007, “The Light of the Land”
Cape Cod Life May 2003, “Rosalie Nadeau’s Artistic Evolution”
Cape Cod Life June 2001, “Lasting Impressions…Rosalie Nadeau…Landmark Pastelist”
Pastel Artist International May/June/July 2000, “Master Pastelist, USA”
Pastel Journal March/April 2000, “Pastels 100”
Antiques and Arts October 1997, “Plein Air Painters”
Cape Cod Life 1996 Annual Guide, “The Secret Garden Tour”
Cape Cod Life September 1994, “Capturing the Cape”
American Artist October 1992, “Two for the Road: Painting on Location”

EDUCATION
Independent study with: Kathy Anderson, Ken Auster, John Cosby, Don Demers, Margaret Dyer, Kim English, Lois Griffel, Albert Handell, Daniel Keys, Carol McGuire, Joseph McGurl, Cynthia Packard, Charles Sovek, Don Stone, Sally Strand,
PAPA Workshop/Seminars 2003, 2004    
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA cum laude

MEMBERSHIPS
21 in Truro, Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Provincetown Art Association & Museum
Signature memberships: The Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut and Maryland Pastel Societies