"I've been artistic my entire life. In the late 1970s, I studied briefly at the UMass-Boston, took watercolor classes at the Museum of Fine Arts Art School in Boston, and have participated in various other classes and workshops through my life. For the most part, however, I am self taught.
I hit my stride as an artist in 1983 when I became known for my work in ceramics, selling pieces throughout the East coast and Canada. After joining the Newburyport Art Association in 1998,I became recognized for larger works of art, winning awards for sculpture.
I began sketching in 2010 when an illness rendered me too weak to work with clay and in 2012 my creative impulse gave way to a long-held desire to work with oils. Tapping into my affinity for working small I began painting small works and miniature oils, receiving multiple awards at the Newburyport Art Association and enjoying brisk sales in various locations.
As a painter I work from personal photos and my imagination. My goal as an artist is to constantly expand my abilities using whatever medium or style necessary to make my statement. My artistic voice, both realistic and abstract, expresses the many parts of who I am. To me, creating is an evolving, spiritual process designed to serve those who choose to enjoy my work."
Connie Rossetti, Rowley, MA