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Roseta Santiago

Birth place or City of origin: Washington
State of origin: DC
Last known City: Santa Fe
Last known State: NM
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Roseta Santiago was born and raised in Washington D.C. She started her career as an exhibit and graphic designer. In 1976 Roseta moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she expanded her design business to include theme restaurant and nightclub design/build and marketing. She soon enjoyed a successful career that included travel throughout the U.S., Costa Rica and Puerto Rico.

In 1994 The Bass Pro Stores retained Roseta to paint the wildlife murals for their stores. These projects included life size murals depicting fishing, hunting and camping scenes including the indigenous foliage and wildlife. After completion of 22 stores she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and established a home and studio. Her lifetime dream to paint her vision in oil paintings became a reality.

Mystery and Light engulf the unique Western and Asian artifacts that are the subjects of her current body of work. Signed Santiago her family name, Roseta Santiago’s paintings evoke a story within the viewer of artifacts, ancient experience, and thought provoking circumstance, a world in the past, exotic lands and ordinary yet extraordinary objects. She tells a story of the beauty and integrity surrounding each of her subjects. Roseta is interested in the magic, intrinsic virtue, and the maker of these objects. The subjects of her paintings are part of her ever-growing collection of eclectic artifacts.

Her work is influenced by Hovsef Pushman, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. Her style is realistic but leaves room for the viewer's imagination to participate. Her work is recognized and collected internationally. She has successfully exhibited in a sellout show at The Eiteljorg Museum of Western and American Indian Art / Indianapolis, the Taos Museum-Fechin House in Taos, NM and has been invited into the 2007 Settler's West Miniatures Show/ Tuscan, AZ, The 2007 Desert Caballeros Museum Show/ Wickenberg, AZ as well as "The Night of Artists" Western Show in San Antonio Texas. Each year Roseta teaches a class of 22 students at the Quinlan Arts Center near Atlanta, Georgia. Her book Conversations in Paint Language was published in the spring 2007.

 

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