Rosalind Oesterle graduated from Skidmore College with a major in art and continued her education at Columbia University studying drawing and painting. She also attended subsequent workshops with Ed Whitney, Claude Croney, Don Andrews and other well-known watercolorists.

Rosalind started painting in watercolor when she and her husband and daughter spent summers in northern Vermont.  Her rural themes and nature studies developed during this time and continued to be the focus of her work for many years. Her knowledge and appreciation of nature and particularly wildflowers produced paintings portraying accurate detail with fluid, flowing abstract backgrounds.

Mrs. Oesterle’s paintings have been exhibited in the juried shows of the American Watercolor Society, the Hudson Valley Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club and Audubon Artists. She is  a member of the Katonah Museum Art Association and a Juried Member of the Hudson Valley Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society.

Her work has been shown in many galleries including the Blue Heron Gallery in Wellfleet, MA in which she was an original exhibitor. Her paintings have been reproduced since 1980 and have been sold throughout the United States and Europe. Among her many awards Oesterle is the recipient of First Place in Watercolor at the Mystic Art Festival, First Place in Watercolor at the Westport Art Festival and in 2006 she received the Best in Show award at the Mystic Art Festival. In 2007 and 2008 she received the Best in Watercolor award at The Glastonbury Art Show and was the featured artist in the 2007 Summer Edition of The Armonk Magazine.

In 2009 she received the First Place in Watercolor award at the Armonk Outdoor Art Show and First Place in Watercolor at the Mystic Art Festival in 2010.

During the last few years, the abstract or non-objective aspect of Rosalind Oesterle’s work continues to dominate as a design theme with only a suggestion of the original subject matter. The resulting artistic expression allows both artist and viewer new dimensions of discovery and communication.

In 2013, Oesterle won top awards at the Mystic, Westport & Bruce Museum art festivals.



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