Rosalind Oesterle graduated from Skidmore College with a major in art and continued her education at Columbia University studying drawing and painting. She also attended the Art Students' League and subsequent workshops with Ed Whitney, Claude Croney, Don Andrews and other well known watercolorists.
Rosalind started painting in watercolor when she and her husband and daughter spent summers in northern Vermont. Her rural themes and nature studies developed during this time and continued to be the focus of her work for many years. Her knowledge and appreciation of nature and particularly wildflowers produced paintings portraying accurate detail with fluid, flowing abstract backgrounds.
Mrs. Oesterle's paintings have been exhibited in the juried shows of The American Watercolor Society, The Hudson Valley Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, The National Arts Club, The Salmagundi Club and Audubon Artists. She is a Juried Member of The Hudson Valley Art Association, The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society.
During the last few years, the abstract or non-objective aspect of Rosalind Oesterle's work continues to dominate as a design theme with only a suggestion of the subject matter which initiated the muse. The resulting artistic expression allows both artist and viewer new dimensions of discovery and communication.