Rose Braun’s work is greatly influenced by storytelling; she shares her personal experiences, made perpetual by its embodiment on the hard metal surfaces of her artwork. Using a mixed technique on the steel panels, oil for its rich color, acrylic and some acids for etching and resistance, as well as a number of tools to distress the surface of the areas she chooses to reveal or age for effect. Occasionally, raised Braille areas, collage or even bullet holes may appear at random on Braun’s steel paintings. In her painting, ‘Bullets 4 Bunnies’ she reacts to the irony of the problematic bunny situation in her area, taking note of the innocence of a bunny with a not so innocent solution. Other pieces may reveal a poem in Braille, or contain small text about the painting itself, or just add interest and intrigue. Braun’s newest work for Rendition, allow her own interpretations or depiction to move through a wider range of subject matter.
The art of Rose Braun has been shown publicly throughout Alberta and British Columbia, her works are included in national, international and private collections. Among her collectors are the Alberta Art Foundation, the Yarrow Art Foundation in Montreal, the Selzer Foundation in Germany, the Canadian Cancer Society Collection and the Heart of Gold Foundation. Rose also has many private collectors in Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom.