watercolors by Dwight Rose

Dwight Rose Watercolors

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.


In 2001– 2007, Dwight lived in Doha, Qatar and traveled internationally. He captured images of the Middle East, China, Thailand, India and many other countries. Once again in the college classroom, he enjoyed his diverse students. Exhibiting in Qatar, Turkey, and in the USA, his work was enjoyed and collected by an international audience.


Moving to Spartanburg in 2008, he’s had numerous solo exhibitions in our region. An award-winning artist, his work has been in the SC Watermedia Society Traveling Exhibition, and recently featured at Converse College, Blowing Rock History and Art Museum, the Peacock Gallery at the Middle Georgia State University, USC-Aiken Etherredge Center and The ArtStation Stone Mountain, Georgia.

 He teaches for Greenville Center for the Creative Arts and Spartanburg Art Museum, and has offered many regional workshops. His work is collected by the City of Greer, Spartanburg County Public Library, the Hobcaw Barony, and many private collectors. 


His career includes memberships in the National Watercolor Society and a member in excellence at the SC Watercolor Society. He has been a board member of the Spartanburg Artist Guild, and currently at the West Main Artist Cooperative in Spartanburg SC.


His words describe his work:

It’s a magical process with rewarding outcomes: I surmise an idea, collect my inspirational references, grab my tools, and go to work. I sketch by using the blocking in method, crucial for accepting and forming the ideas for my paintings. The first mark is the instigator, the spark, the embryo. Then I ponder, block in some more, ponder again and then – okay, the idea is complete! The final sketch may incubate and if needed, adjustments are made or, sometimes, the process is repeated. I must be committed to accepting my composition before moving on to the final phase of creating the painting. Then it’s just me, light and form.