Rose Mavis was born and raised in Bethlehem, PA and attended Bethlehem schools. She went on to attain a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Kutztown University in Communication Design in
Throughout her childhood and teen years, she had shown an interest in the visual arts and attended enrichment art programs for many years. During this period of time, she explored the various forms of artistic expression and worked in a variety of mediums which included pen and ink, pencil, scratchboard, oils, pastels, charcoal, acrylic and later discovered watercolors.
She discovered watercolors during her college years and developed a strong proficiency in this medium. In the meantime, she studied the field of communication design as her major which in turn brought her to the graphic arts and into the newspaper and advertising field.
Throughout her adult years, she has maintained a steady and consistent interest in honing her fine arts skills by attending many classes and workshops from local, regional and nationally noted artists over a period of 20 years. She continues to study and considers herself a lifelong learner and strives to learn more everyday from different sources.
In recent years, she has dedicated her work to providing quality instruction to adults in an Open Studio format at various venues throughout the Lehigh Valley and the surrounding communities.
Currently she offers fine art paintings as well as prints of her images and designs. Future plans include making her original paintings and prints available to the public at various venues in the coming year.
Member of the following organizations:
National Art Educators Association
Pennsylvania Art Educators Association
Lehigh Valley Arts Council
Bethelehem Palette Club
Paint Box Club of Nazareth, PA
Portrait Society of America
BFA Communication Design