"For as long
as I can remember, art has been an important part of who I am. It's my way of celebrating my love for life
and sharing it with others!" -- Heather Rohde
AMERICAN ARTIST HEATHER ROHDE:
Acclaimed by Clients, Admired by Experts
It's no happy accident that Heather Rohde (Roe-Dee) is established
as such a popular artist. Growing up in Oklahoma and Texas, she comes from a pioneering family rich with artistic talent.
"Through the generations, family members have been involved in fields such as architecture, woodworking, fine art, and
design," she says, "Since many of them formed their own businesses, I apparently inherited entrepeneurial as well as
Collectors worldwide are delighted that Rohde, who now lives in the metro Chicago area, is a full-time professional
artist. "I've sold thousands of works to art lovers nationally and internationally and have never had an unhappy
customer," stresses Rohde. Judging from client comments, that is definitely an understatement! "I was delighted to find an
artist in the United States who is able to create art that looks so alive and so beautiful," says Demetrios K. of Greece.
Many experts share the enthusiasm of this art lover. Her works have won top awards in nation-wide art exhibitions and appear
in numerous publications, books, and products.
Wide-ranging Talents, Impressive Background
Rohde specializes in the creation of vibrant oil paintings and also works in graphite and charcoal.
Her art is usually described as
"realistic" or "figurative" in technique. "My artwork also tends to have some impressionistic elements," she points out.
Monet and Renoir as well as Delacroix; however, my greatest influence is Nature itself." Her
artistic repertoire encompasses landscapes and still lifes as well as animals, wildlife, and western scenes.
A scholarship student, Rohde earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with honors from Northern Illinois
University's (NIU) School of Art. The demanding degree requirements of this highly regarded institution included two
formal portfolio reviews at leading Chicago area galleries. Glowing reactions from the public and subsequent sales
enabled Rohde to launch her successful art business, Rohde Fine Art, while still an undergraduate.
Immortalizing Equine Beauty and Spirit
Rohde is an accomplished horsewoman who has owned, trained, and shown several breeds. Often compared to masters
C.W. Anderson (1891-1971) and George Ford Morris (1873-1960) yet with a distinctive style all her own, she is regarded
as a leader in the equine art genre.
Rohde's paintings have been shown at many important equine events including the Wyoming Governor's Invitational Wild Horse Art Show
and Sale in Rock Springs, Wyoming, the Art of the Horse National Juried Exhibition in Gladstone, New Jersey, the American
Saddlebred Horse Museum's Fine Art Exhibition and Auction in Lexington, Kentucky, and a Belmont Park Racetrack charity
fundraiser held in Saratoga Springs, New York. Rohde's horse art has been published in several books and has also appeared
on television's ESPN Sports Network.
Become Personally Acquainted with an Important American Artist!
WIth a Rohde signature becoming more and more coveted internationally, the value of this artist's work is steadily
rising. "I personally invite you to tour my online gallery," she says, "And please feel free to contact me, by
e-mail or phone, to discuss a personal commission. It would be fun to explore concepts with you!"