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Artist Statement

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 materials I used to paint  Lily included  Winsor/Newton, Utretch, and Senelier handmade oil colors on an acid-free Arches Aquarelle paper.  Lilly is part of my initial body of work. It is currently for sale in support of the Feed Me Project, which raised funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.


      Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)

      Signed, dated, and titled Lily March, Atlanta, 2006 (on the reverse)

      Materials: Winsor/Newton, Utretch, and Senelier handmade oil colors on Arches Aquarelle paper

      Dimensions: 20 x 19 in. (51 x 48 cm)

       Date: Painted in 2006


      Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2018

      Condition Report: 

      The condition of this painting is excellent.  Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.