This scene is of the blue bells blooming along Bull Run in northern Virginia, at the Manassas Battlefield National Park. I was their first ever Artist-in-Residence in April 2017. It was an amazing two weeks of gathering sketches for future paintings such as this one! I'm grateful to have had the honor! This piece is on cradled wood and the painting continues around the sides. It comes varnished and ready to hang.

- Roxanne Steed

Blue Bell River Run

Oil painting on wood

Signed on front and back

12" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 3 oz.



Roxanne Steed
Mystic, Connecticut

Getting to Know Roxanne

Some paintings have the power to draw a person from across the room. Those are the artworks that Roxanne Steed loves the most. For her, the two best things about a painting are color and texture. To add interesting edges to her paintings, she uses everything from a palette knife to a squeegee. She loves celebrating the beauty of life and enjoys gardening — including “therapeutic weeding” — and planning where to travel next. She has traveled to Ireland for many years to paint.