ROSE MARIE MERCADO, Narrative Abstract Artist

© Rose Marie Mercado Loves me, Loves Me Not Oil on Canvas, 18×24, 2007


I am a visual artist who paints mainly in oil.

In my studio in Fort Worth, Texas, my artistic visions rely on my intuitive cultivation of intense, vibrant colors to convey narratives presented in abstract design.  The story, or narrative, approach of my work comes from my personal creative process.

The process sometimes echoes the conversations I have with myself.  Sometimes the process reveals the chatter engulfing my perceptions.

Art after all is but an extension of language to the expression of sensations too subtle for words.” Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

My artwork originates by being open to learning from observation and osmosis, from rules and omissions, from acceptance and refusal.

I follow my whims in wild-scape gardening, down-home cooking, Latin dancing, applying esoteric astrology to mundane moments, and making sounds on my harmonica.

Structural configurations bewilder me.