I have always been a daydreamer. I think this painting of me, at 16, captures that. But, I am also a firm believer in intention - in stating those day dreams, wishes and goals. I believe I make my own luck and I am also very pragmatic - I know I have to put in the work if things are going to work out!
I am a crazy multi-tasker. I have marketing clients and serve on the board of directors of two local non-profits. I am building my career as an artist. I am blessed with a wonderful and supportive husband and two independent and talented sons who are finding their way in the world. My friends are forever.
This is the time of year I take stock - in what has happened and what is ahead. The year 2013 saw lots of "firsts" in my artistic career - I was awarded my first artist's residency, my work was shown in two San Francisco gallery shows, and I had a big turnout for my "First Tuesday" show in Mill Valley. Many paintings found new homes - but there are more than usual on the walls in the studio. There was unexpected and fun media attention when my "encore career" was highlighted in an AARP publication, and a photo of me in my new home art studio made the front page of the local paper. My e-book "Art Marketing Basics" sales increased three-fold, and I am delighted to be putting my marketing expertise to work helping some fantastic artists with their websites, blogs, social media and business goals. I spent many hours this year drawing and painting from live models and I am very close to completing two portrait painting commissions.
I have so many art ideas for 2014! I intend to do more plein air painting, turn a sketchbook of landscapes into studio paintings, create large scale prints, apply for another artist residency, enter juried shows and continue my studies. I will participate in Marin Open Studios in May and have my home studio always open by appointment. I would be honored to create something special for you.
About the artist
Linda Rosso is a California artist who delights in the colors she sees out of the corners of her eyes. Read more...
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