Meet Our Friend And Artist Roxanne Spradlin
Roxanne Spradlin, artist, friend and creative collaborator with The Round Top Collection.
Fans of The Round Top Collection have flocked to the impressionistic expressions of Roxanne Spradlin; a collaborative series of seasonal prints that capture the magnificent beauty of God’s creations. During the Summer markets of 2016, inquisitive attendees, intrigued with the Spring debut, repeatedly asked about the talented artist who painted these fresh floral prints, trimmed in crinkled galvanized metal. The frantic trade show environment became calm with awe. Discriminate buyers carefully perused the displays, as one would at the opening of an art gallery. The reaction was no surprise to The Round Top Collection owner, Jeff Krause. But for the artist, Roxanne, she was shocked and overjoyed.
Growing up, Roxanne Spradlin never shied away from the spotlight. Drawing, dancing, running, singing; her feet touched the ground, and she was center stage. Her safe and loving childhood home served as a playground for her to fantasize and pretend. And though her parents were adamant about the necessity of working hard, they always nurtured her whimsical propensity and experimental approach to life. Neither her mother or father possessed obvious artistic talent, but they recognized Roxanne’s fascination with the world around her, and desire to create something new. Whether she was mixing potions of cosmetics and water in lotion bottles, or drawing pictures to sell to friends and family, Roxanne exercised her freedom to dream of one day being famous.
It wasn’t until her 30’s when she discovered her passion for painting. While visiting the home of a dear friend, Roxanne experienced a life-changing epiphany. Upon entering the friend’s house for the first time, she was immediately mesmerized by walls covered in vibrant and unique works of art. She carefully examined each piece in amazement. Once she learned it was her friend who had personally created each of these paintings, Roxanne exclaimed “this is what I want to do!” Together, the two began attending classes to enhance their painting skills and master new techniques.
Roxanne was beginning to feel like an artist. She studied the complexities of color and texture in nature. The world around her had become alive, as if each flower and tree was asking to be painted. Roxanne had found the opportunity for a career she had always dreamed of. Her confidence grew, her work improved, and soon she was teaching art classes, designing commissioned work, and building an impressive Instagram account. She had a beautiful family, wonderful friends, and a true sense of purpose. Roxanne found the life she always wanted.
They say God works in mysterious ways. Some call it fate. Others claim situations are just serendipitous. However you choose to look at it, the day Roxanne Spradlin met Jeff Krause could not have been predicted or planned. Roxanne had been shopping when Jeff noticed her toting her treasures. Jeff’s introduction was a Good Samaritan gesture, and Roxanne was obliged. As they began to talk, while searching the parking lot for Roxanne’s car, each shared their occupations. Jeff, the owner of a unique home and garden décor company, and Roxanne, an independent artist. The perfect recipe for a line of exceptional home accessories.
Becky and Kathy
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