Roxanne Steed
Mystic, Connecticut

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. Roxanne currently lives in Connecticut.

Artist and Customer Comments

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J Matsumoto purchased this artwork. 1/23/2016 | 7:53 AM

We are very pleased with this, hanging over the mantle in our family room. It brightens the room and invokes cheerful feelings :)

Roxanne Steed 1/2/2014 | 3:12 PM

Happy New Year 2014! As I write this, snow is swirling outside...and I am reminded of a recent painting (now showing here with UGallery), "As Evening Falls In Winter Woods". I was looking back at some notes I had made about this painting: An outing on cross-country skis took me through winter woods last weekend. We had stayed out later than we had planned. It was only 3:00pm when we realized we needed to turn around and head back to the car so that we wouldn't be caught out after dark when the temps drop down to extreme cold. By 4:00pm the sun dips down below the treeline and begins to fall like a hot rock into the darkness...which arrives around 4:30pm. This view was beautiful, I wish had time to linger for the sight. (location Barn Island Preserve, Stonington, CT) Paintings give us the chance to re-live those wonderful memories, capturing the beauty of the day, for us to ponder & linger on...again & again.

Roxanne Steed 9/7/2012 | 2:31 PM

Wow, summer in New England is 'officially' over. I've been working on some new beach scenes and sailing scenes in addition to my flowers and gardens. Each new painting is a thrill for me, (sort of like falling in love all over again). It's wonderful to have new collectors to "share the love"! Thank you!

Roxanne Steed 6/11/2012 | 12:30 AM

Thanks so very much! It feels great to connect with someone who really "shares my vision"! Color is the thing I find most exciting- it's my constant 'muse' in seeing how natural light affects local color! 6/11/2012 | 12:24 AM

Roxanne -- I really love your work! It's so loose and fresh -- you don't shy away from using such bright, pure color. However, I really believe you've UNDER priced your stuff! I will keep my out for your work.

Yield to Beauty

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on front and back

10" h x 8" w x .75" d
0 lbs. 9 oz.


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Painting flowers in the sunlight of my garden is the biggest thrill for me as a painter. If it grows in our garden, I paint it! This piece is on gallery wrapped canvas, with the art continuing around the sides of the canvas. The work is finished with a light coat of varnish and comes ready to hang.

Oil painting

Oil paint uses natural oils, such as linseed, poppy and walnut oil to bind the pigments. Oils are slow to dry, which allows the artist to rework the painting to achieve the desired effect. Also, they blend easily, which helps to achieve certain colors. With the rise of naturalism in 15th century Early Netherlandish painting, oil paints became preferred to quick drying tempera paint. Artists wanted a medium that would allow them to achieve detailed and precise effects in their paintings. Consider all of the detail in the masterpieces of Jan van Eyck and Hieronymus Bosch!

Stretched canvas

Canvas is a heavy-duty fabric used as a painting surface. When a canvas artwork is labeled stretched, it means the canvas has been wrapped around a wooden frame (the ''stretcher''). Stretched canvases typically do not require framing.


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