Growing up in Rocky Hill Connecticut when it was mostly farms and woodlands, Roseann always enjoyed being outdoors and observing nature. She began drawing as a child and loved art. Her father was a skilled artist and she would often ask him to "draw me a horse" watching as he sketched. She would often paint outdoors in the fields and woods. Continuing her love of art into high school she was inducted into the National Art Honor Society. She studied art in college, alas majoring in finance. Determined to paint, she indulged her artistic passion soon after and spent two summers painting at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts with Diane Aeschliman. After being accepted into an alumni show juried by Jeff Cooley of Cooley Gallery, and Jack Becker of Florence Griswold Museum, she became active in the Lyme art community in the 90s and additional summers found her painting in Rockport, MA in workshops under the tutelage of Stapleton Kearns. Having lived a number of years in Hadlyme CT., she has been greatly inspired by the American Impressionists and Tonalists who painted the landscapes and dwelled in the area a century before and is now an elected member of the historic Lyme Art Association, which they founded. She is also an artist member of the Rockport Art Association, one of the oldest art association in the country.
She accepts commisions for house portraits and landscapes. Her works have been shown in many juried exhibits and are held in numerous private collections. "God created it all and I just paint the beauty that I see. "…When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers (creation), the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you care for him?…" Psalm 8:3
I would welcome the opportunity to give you a memory that lasts a lifetime.