Tamar Rosen’s exquisite paintings in oil hearken back to the idea of the artist as a naturalist. She has an incredible sense for texture and how it varies depending on lighting conditions. Rosen’s brushwork infuses subjects with an elemental rhythm that comes alive with energy. Still life works feature beautiful flowers and fruits while landscapes explore lush forgotten forests with gleaming rivers under azure skies. Gradations of color provide a nearly sculptural influence to each work; whether it be the scales of a fish or the petals of a flower, these minute variations lend an air of realism to a style that often approaches Impressionism. Her close relationship with nature, paired with the sensitive act of creation, is the hallmark of a perceptive painter reaching for the ineffable. "A flower is not just a plant. For me, it is a visual embodiment of ‘beauty,’ a mirror of a state of mind."
Rosen has participated in a number of group and solo exhibitions in Israel and the United States. She lives and works in Tel Aviv.