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 created Maria II because I was inspired to paint homeless women since only homeless men appear in different works. The materials I used included Winsor/Newton, Utretch, and Senelier handmade oil colors and premier cotton canvas. Maria II is part of my initial body of work. It is currently for sale in support of theFeed MeProject, which raises funds for homeless women and homeless shelters.
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Maria, August, Atlanta, 2018 (on the reverse)
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 16 x 20 in. (40 x 51 cm)
Date: Painted in 2018
Collection of Artist, Rossana ‘Rossi’ Kelton, 2020
The condition of this painting is excellent. Paintings are sold in the condition that they are at the time of sale.