B Rossitto - Fine Artist

B Rossitto

Wethersfield, CT - United States








B Rossitto

Wethersfield, CT - United States

B Rossitto - Fine Artist

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November 17th, 2010







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About B Rossitto

I paint with my heart, bringing the viewer with me on an exploration of essence and perception. I look at things anew, and am continuously studying to develop my skills, perception, composition and technical. I aim to portray more than the objects in the composition, but my understanding, and feelings or the essence of the place. “Painting forces me pause awhile, to allow my soul to embrace the beauty of nature. Winning recognition for my art is ‘icing on the cake’ because I enjoy the journey so much.”

As an artist, Barbara pushes herself to try new techniques and styles. She enjoys the comradery of other artists and the critique that comes from studying with local artists as well as internationally acclaimed artists. She also participates ‘paint-outs’ with the Connecticut Plein Air Painters.

Her art was chosen for the Northeast Watercolor Society International show, and the 67th Connecticut Artists Exhibition at the Slater Museum. She has won awards at Essex Art Assoc. for her oil painting, watercolor, photography and pastel; Madison Art Society and Wethersfield Art League for her watercolors, West Hartford Art League and Audubon Society for her photography.

She is a member of the CT Watercolor Society having been selected to display at two consecutive shows, an elected artist in the Essex Art Association, having been juried into 3 annual open shows, and an elected member of the Connecticut Women Artists. She is also a member of CT Plein Air Painters, Lyme Art Association, West Hartford Art League, Glastonbury Art Guild, Madison Art and Clinton Art Societies.

Barbara has studied pastels with Claudia Post, master pastellist, watercolor with Tom Lynch, Janet Walsh, Shauna Shane, Frank Fredrico and others. She studied portraits oil with Clayton Beck III, Plein air and still life in oil with Sandra Wakeen, Shauna Shane, and David Lussier/ Pamela Simpson (the plein air pair).

Barbara is showing at Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art,
1 Maple Street, Chester, CT, starting Sept 17, 2010.
Artist web site: www.brossitto.com

I paint with my heart, bringing the viewer with me on an exploration of essence and perception. I look at things anew, and am continuously studying to develop my skills, composition and technical and perception, . I portray not only the image, but my impression, and the feeling or essence of the place. I aim to take the view with me on the journey, and appreciation of life.

Elected member: Connecticut Women Artists,
Essex Art Association,
Connecticut Watercolor Society
Member: Lyme Art Association,
Madison Art Society,
West Hartford Art League,
Glastonbury Art Guild

Awards: People's Choice Award, Audubon Photography Contest for 'Maui Shores'. 2011
3rd place at Essex Art Association annual juried show 'Sensual' in Essex, CT for Reclining Nude Pastel on Wallis Paper

• Essex Art Association - If I Could Change the World
Peace, If I could change the world. Well this is a peaceful harbor image of the Old Lyme Marina at sunset that took home an award at the show. This was taken on my digital Cannon rebel.

• Essex Art Association - Hot is Cool Show
Sunny Day at the Norwich Marina, oil painting, takes home award at the Essex Art Association - Hot is Cool Show, Summer 2008.

• Wethersfield Art League 50th Annual Show
The Wethersfield Art League opens their 50th annual art show and sale Friday June 6th at the Keeney Memorial Cultural Center at 200 Main Street in Old Wethersfield.

• Madison Art Society Show open juried show 2008.
Honorable Mention award for watercolor 'Repast'.

• E.L.Wilde award for her entry 'Pond House Reflections' in Paint the Town art show at the West Hartford Art League, 2007.
• Speedwell Little Butterfly
This monarch butterfly was enjoying the summer day in my garden, flitting around and around, he stopped for a second on the speedwell where I snapped this photo which won me 2nd place in the Connecticut Audubon Photography Contest.

• Black River after John Singer Sargent
Art Emporium award at the Essex Art Association 'Faux' show with her entry 'Black River' after John Singer Sargent.

Major Shows:
2011 shows
LAA - 'The Artist Travels', Poppies by the Shore, Roasting Chestnuts
2010 shows
CPAPS annual juried member's show 'Last Days of Summer'
Lyme Art Association - Landscape Invitational - 'Lake Sunapee - Harbor View' (sold)
Essex Art Association Summer Juried Show – Sensual – Third place monetary award for “Reclining Nude – Pastel”
Lyme Art Association – Marine Art – Stony Creek
Clinton Art Society Juried Show – Loaded in Essex
Essex Art Association – Annual open juried show – photo - Looking to Catch a Free Meal
Lyme Art Association Associate Artist Show – Claire de Lune
Lyme Art Association Artist Travels show – At dock – Lake Sunapee, Simplicity Vineyard Scene – Tuscany
67th Annual Connecticut Artist Show – Slater Museum, Streetlights in Chester, Loaded in Essex
MAS juried show – Streetlights in Chester
Exposures 2010 – Regional Photography Juried – Different paths
Firehouse Gallery – Milford Juried show – Ruth’s Vase, Hard and Soft

2009 shows
CPAPS River Museum Show – Autumn morning at the Cove
CPAPS Annual Show – Lake Waramaug (sold),Grassy Fields (Toplands Farm)
West Hartford Art League – Juried member’s show – Hard and Soft
Lyme Art Association – Landscape Invitational – Barn by the cove
Lyme Art Association – Works on Paper – Impressions of Main Street
Lyme Art Association – Summer Painting and Sculpture – Going for the Gold
Clinton Art Society – juried show – Brown’s Boat Yard Shack (sold)
Connecticut Watercolor Society – Roses in Bloom, Flo’s Garden
Essex – Naked - Juried show – Almost deserted
Essex – Spring juried show at Left Bank – Sunrise in the Mountains
Mystic juried photo show – Trunks and Orchids
Cover Art – I-Towns Glastonbury – Rocky Shore Salmon River
Exposures 2009 Regional Photography – Lilly Pads in the Sky & West Hartford Window

2008 shows
CPAPS – member’s juried show – Barn by the Cove
West Hartford Art League – Award – Pond House Reflections
Northeast Watercolor Society International juried show – Impressions of Main Street
Lyme Art Association – Landscape Invitational – Lake Waramaug
Lyme Art Association – Summer Painting – The Shaggy Pair
Lyme Art Association - Colors of Spring - Artist in the Garden
Lyme Art Association – Associate Artist Show
CPAPS at the Silo Gallery – Norwich Marina
West Hartford Art League – Art Walk – Splash of Fall Color
Essex – Peace if I could change the world – Award – Cotton Candy at Lyme Marina
Essex juried – Hot is cool – Award - Sunny Day at the Norwich Marina –
Jerram Winery – One Woman Show
Madison Art Society – Juried Show – Repast – award winner
Connecticut Watercolor Society – Spring
Water over Rocks,
Connecticut Watercolor Society – Fall - Impressions of Main Street

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