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.
I visited my relatives in Phoenix, Arizona, and noticed that water conservation is significant for the region's flora. Since Arizona is in the desert, Saguaro cactus trees, Palo verde, and other drought-tolerant trees are essential for water conservation. I also noticed the Eucalyptus trees in some areas of Scottsdale. I used some of these trees in Desert Trees. I used fluid acrylics to show the movement of the trees in the wind. The materials I used include Golden Fluid Acrylics in a Dick Blick Cotton Canvas. I only ship artwork that is stretched. Delivery provides packaging materials and a Masonite-like board to protect the work. Desert Trees is part of my initial body of work, and it is for sale in support of the Feed MeProject, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Description: PROPERTY OF ARTIST ROSSANA KELTON
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Desert Trees, January, Atlanta, 2017 (on the reverse)
Materials: Fluid Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (41 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2017
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2020
The condition of this painting is excellent, which means that they are unlikely to be in perfect condition. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.