Rosanne Potter paints in the Abstract Expressionist tradition, but her paintings vary greatly in style and palette. Never attempting a predictable style or look, each painting arises from the meeting of material, usually just paint (but sometimes sand, wax, or other collage materials) and canvas. The colors are chosen, but the structure of each work develops on its own. Some characteristic moves can be noted: looping circular strokes, metallic surface flares, horizontal color fields displayed and interplayed. Though they reappear, these features are not present in all works or even all present in any one work. Each of her major paintings develops intrinsically without reference to anything done earlier. She has no interest in repetitively creating work that can be identified as hers from across the room.