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


I am a visual artist who paints mainly in oil.  Watercolor was my first love.

I follow my whims in wild-scape gardening, down-home Southern cooking, dancing to mariachi and marimba music, interpreting astrology, and making my harmonica squawk.

What you see on my canvas is a visual abstract of narratives I imagine and create. Colors and brushstrokes are primary characters in my story.  How the characters arrange their appearances becomes the conversations and perceptions that convey the story. Especially, I like colors to flirt with each other. 

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