Welcome to the official website of Denver-based artist Anna Rose Bain. She is represented by Saks Galleries (Denver, CO) and John C. Doyle Gallery (Charleston, SC). She also paints commissioned portraits and teaches workshops around the country.

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Artist self portraits: what do you think about them? Personally I find them fascinating and always love coming across one in my Instagram feed. It feels to me like a fairly accurate statement about that artist and his or her work. I paint self portraits for a number of reasons: 1) the model is inexpensive and readily available, 2) it’s a great way to experiment with lighting, color, design, or narrative (not to mention practice painting a moving target!), 3) it serves as a visual “diary entry,” and 4) it’s a fun way to quiz myself, or re-evaluate my skill set. I painted this #selfportraitfromamirror yesterday, and in this case it was because I needed a break from commission work and social media. It was a nice little mental break. 16”x12”, oil on linen panel, available.
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  • Artwork by Anna Rose
    Peonies are a hit, no matter the time of year! Thank you to @saksgalleries for the sale of this piece only a day or two after I dropped it off! #pinkpeonies #annarosebain #saksgalleries #sold #art #peonyart #peonypaintings #ineedtomakemorePeonies are a hit, no matter the time of year! Thank you to @saksgalleries for the sale of this piece ...

    3 September at 5:15pm
  • Artwork by Anna Rose
    One of my favorite paintings I've ever done. Check it out at John C. Doyle Art GalleryOne of my favorite paintings I've ever done. Check it out at John C. Doyle Art Gallery

    31 August at 6:08pm
  • Artwork by Anna Rose
    (and wife, cook, housekeeper, athlete, gardener, multitasker extraordinaire, etc. etc....)(and wife, cook, housekeeper, athlete, gardener, multitasker extraordinaire, etc. etc....)

    31 August at 1:31am
Artwork by Anna Rose
July 3rd, 2019
Peony Painting Frenzy
Each summer for the entire month of June, I drop everything to create paintings of my favorite flower, the peony.  I'm not sure how it became such an obsession of mine. I suppose it started when I chose them for my wedding. But over the years they have become more than just a memory from that big day. To me, flowers--and peonies especially--represent life's transience. This is not a new idea. Artists have used ...

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