Coming from a poor upbringing in Uruguay, a small country in South America, I relate to poverty and hunger. I was homeless a couple of years ago, and I understand the desperation of being a woman without a roof over your head. This is why I paint images of homeless women in an impressionist abstract manner. I call my process spontaneous realism. My work is about using simple texture, line, color, shape, space, and form to create emotions. These works are a reminder that in a country as large and the United States, many homeless women are treated like street furniture, ignored, and unnoticed.
The meaning of Cliff at Etretat is that I questioned myself to see if I have enough strength and faith to step out into the future and succeed as an impressionist artist or consider jumping off the cliff by withdrawing from life challenges. Cliff at Etretat is part of my initial body of work, and it is for sale in support of the Feed Me Project, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, titled, and dated Cliffs at Etretat, October, Atlanta, 2019 (on the reverse)
Materials: Oil on masonite
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2019
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2020
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