R. Hermelyn Di Silvestro
Works On Paper
Since Rozanne can remember, she has painted, drawn and followed her passion for the arts. After graduating UCLA and Art Center College of Design with distinction, Rozanne became owner of Arc & Line Communications. She also taught at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Rozanne’s artwork was selected into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress, won Best of Show in the Yosemite Renaissance XXIII exhibit, 1st place in the Pacific Prints exhibit by PAL, and 1st place in the Beyond Cancer exhibit by the Canary Foundation and PAL.
"For twenty-five years I created imagery that spoke of brand messaging and humanizing technology in the commercial world. My life and work ached with a sense of incompleteness which led me to painting, where I found the internal quiet I was looking for.
Painting is an intimate experience between creator, subject and viewer. Though strangers, it’s like we are all connected, understanding each other in that moment, where all the emotion, compassion and pain are spoken and exposed. We share the same wavelength for a few moments in time, transcending the differences among us.
My artwork invites the viewer to start a conversation. I create images that challenge the viewer to respond and consider. I uncover forgotten beauty, haunted memories, pain of loss and frustrations living contemporary life. I want my viewer to see with one eye and feel with the other.
Among today’s excessiveness, I also look for release in quiet natural spaces. Nature gives us permission to heal our selves, so I paint moments of human experience in places away from daily limitations. I explore and uncover the imperfect textures of areas unknown or left behind."