Rosa E. Colón, a 1985 graduate of Colombia's Jorge Tadeo Lozano University ( Interior Decoration), engaged in the study of Architectural Expression at the National University of Colombia while taking private classes in oil painting. Colón who emigrated to the U.S. in 2000 where she was immersed in art education under the direction of Florence-trained master artist Enzo Russo, participated in mixed media/collage classes at Norwalk Community College as a student of renowned artist Mercedes Arensberg. Her work has been featured in a medley of solo and group exhibition throughout the tri-state area's galleries, corporations and universities since 2002 and she has curated several shows including Hispanic Heritage Month's at Sackler Gallery, " Flower Perfumen" Arte Inc. art gallery in New Haven. She is one of founding member of Liber-art, the Stamford-based art collaborative art group, has conducted a series of workshops, been a contest juror for art competitions, and has donated her work to several social and civic organizations including, but not limited to Literacy Volunteers, Laurel House, Regional Hospice of Western Connecticut and Beardley Zoo. Her floral-themed portrayals blossom with the passion and praise of nature as connoted by her familial roots, national origin and her inextricable linkage to and engagement with her natural surroundings. Her skill captures significant moments inspired by her fascination with nature's multifarious forms, labyrinthine shapes and vibrant colors. Her work, which primarily features oils, watercolor, pressed flowers and leaves; embodies a multihued, hyperrrealist style that emphasizes her character and personality. She is currently a member of the board of the Stamford Art Association, member of Loft Artists Associations among others, a private art teacher-mentor, and a watercolor art instructor at Stamford Public Schools' Office of Adult & Continuing Education.
I like to capture significant moments from my life and my background. I am fascinated with nature, its outside forms, shape and vibrant color.
I deeply believe that in nature we found a lot of inspiration. That is my case, I pick and process different kind of flowers and leaves from my garden and my friends' gardens. I use them for my artworks, first of all because they are an organic material and secondly I don't have to use additive colors or other substances to enhance its colors. Sometimes I use watercolor, acrylic or pastels for the background only.
My designs usually are simple and other they are complex and through them I try to conserve the nature's grandeur for the future generations.