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. I was inspired to paint Portofino Sailing after discovering the beautiful small boats of Portofino's city on the Mediterranean coast. The various boats symbolize transport in the spiritual path and safety from evil. I also liked the colorful, cropped buildings that follow the rule of awkwardness. It creates an effect of strange unity in the painting. Portofino Sailing is part of my initial work and is for sale in support of the Feed Me Project.
Rossana Kelton ‘Rossi’ (B. 1960)
Signed, dated, and titled Portofino Sailing, April, Atlanta, 2013 (on the reverse)
Materials: Acrylic on Plexiglass
Dimensions: 18 x 24 in. (46 x 61 cm)
Date: Painted in 2013
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.