Watercolor Impressions

Watercolor Impressions

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About this pro

Dwight Rose is a professional artist, specializing in painting and teaching watercolor. After graduating with a BFA in painting from the Ringling College of Art and Design, he began his career in Sarasota, Florida. Exhibiting in local galleries, his paintings were recognizable with images of tropical landscapes and historic homes. Teaching for Ringling College, he later expanded his courses to community and museum programs.

My paintings start with a color idea, and then evolve into compositions in which color remains the primary subject. To me, art is a synthesis of individual feelings, the subject or colors that inspire, along with the materials and techniques available. My paintings are an exploration of these collective tools, which I believe are the basis of my artistic expression.  

Serenity and simplicity are my primary goals. Being a painter and illustrator I feel my duty is to convey the beauty of the moment and add focus to the essence of that beauty.

My works are based on the principles of good graphics, which comprises the use of line, and the modeling of light and experimentation with color. A drawing is done where the line provides the foundation for the subject. Through experimentation with color shifts I can create contrasts. I also observe the transient nature of light and other elements that qualifies a landscape architecture or still life. I am interested in large areas or intimate spaces, incorporating the entourage of people and objects and surface textures defined by pattern formations. 


I use wet in wet watercolor washes, which usually sets the style for my work, a continuous layering of pigment creating translucent glazes of paint often applied in parts intuitively. Textures are created using a variety of techniques and tools, while creating depth through contrast, which in turn gives the paintings weight and substance. 

Working towards a style that combines traditional painting techniques along with inherent personal characteristics, is the impetus behind my current body of work. Experiences are the root of my inspirations. Perhaps this accounts for why my work seeks out subjects that sometimes resist change and/or embraces it. Despite the diametric of this process, my subjects inherently become snapshots usually referencing that moment or significant passage of time. 

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Bradenton, FL 34203
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3 Reviews


  • Naoko Goldman

  • Yvonne Julian

    Dwight Rose was a polished patient water color instructor. I particularly appreciated his ability to put into words the problems I could see in my art work, and to explain how to fix them. His world wide travel experiences gave us the chance to view beautiful unique photos.

  • Joseph Thiel

    Skilled artist and great communicator with easy to follow teaching style.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First meeting involves reviewing students goals and levels of achievment in their current work. A syllabus is then put togther  and shared with the student with suggestions of lesson plans and exercises that are designed to meet the students needs. A schedule is created that suits both instructor and student.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I am a 1990 graduate of the Ringling College of Art & Design and have been working professionally as an artist, art illustrator. I have also taught studio and workshops for over 30 years. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My standard lesson pricing is $20.00 per hour and will negotiate a lower price if a long term committment of 10 or more sessions is agreed upon by the student.

How did you get started teaching?

After my first year being a graduate I did my first teaching stint for the adult continuing education program at the Ringling College of Art & Design. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students all levels with ages spanning from 6 grade to 90 years.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Winning third place in a prestigious local art association all members juried art show in my community.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Plan a meeting with the prospective instructor to verify if he or she would be a good fit for you.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How much time or level of commitment are they willing to put into these classes.

What are their ultimate goals and what do they see themselves accomplishing.

Lessons offered

Painting Classes Watercolor Painting Lessons