With short blonde hair and an innocent smile, Rosson Crow may resemble a stunt-double for Reese Witherspoon. But take one glance at her artwork and it’s easy to tell she is anything but Legally Blonde.
Known for her bold and rebellious painting style, the 27 year-old from Dallas has an unparalleled talent of mixing imagination with a brush and canvas. Using neon colors and gloomy space, Rosson’s artwork tells hallucinating stories of American culture on a super-sized scale.
Her fascination of old-time bars, saloons and rock n’roll is apparent in her piece titled, “A Night at the Palomino”. Also known as “Country Music’s most important West Coast club”, The Palomino Club was a sanctuary for country music legends. Performers such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Gram Parsons performed on stage regularly, and the club was also a known hangout for Merle Haggard and Jerry Lee Lewis. The Palomino closed its doors in the early 1990’s.
An avid country music fan, Crow’s appreciation for the great country music acts that made their beginnings at the Palomino was the main reason she decided to create this brilliant piece. With a few old photographs and her extraordinary imagination, Crow’s painting is an everlasting tribute to the in-famous honky-tonk of North Hollywood.
As of late, Crows artwork has taken her status to new heights. She has gone from artist to celebrity basically over night. You can now find her pictures in fashion magazines, and she also has been seen around L.A. with other rock stars and celebrities. It appears her image has finally caught up with her artwork.
Crow is currently focusing on studio work for her upcoming show at the Honor Frasier Gallery in Los Angeles. The date is to be announced.