Rosanne Licciardi was born in Rochester, NY, most likely with a pencil in her hand. As a young girl she wore out a magic slate a week practicing her swishes and curves that continue to be underlying elements in her work today. Organic forms and flower fantasies lend a surreal air to her imaginative drawings. An early self-portrait shows her hair being sucked in by a flower. Nudes hidden in the trees show up in her charcoal rendition of an organic forest. She is inspired by music. Shapes found in nature emerge with the repetition and rhythm of her pencil.
That's the yin side of Rosanne. Her yang expresses itself quite differently with bold strokes and vibrant hues. Traveling for several years to New Orleans for the Jazz and Heritage Festival, she began a collection of masks whose bright colors turned her in a new direction. Using pastels, acrylic paints often applied with fingers, feathers and jewels, she captures the spirit of the lively French Quarter.
Her studies include photography, communication design, theater, music, and fine art from SUNY Buffalo and Syracuse University. led to an award-winning agency in Rochester from 1981-1995. She moved to Raleigh, NC in 1995 as an advertising and marketing consultant, and then in 2010 moved to New Orleans where she could be among fellow artists and musicians.
Her photography 'camera art', is her currently her main focus. Living up to her 'Gypsy' nickname, nowadays she travels around the country with her musician husband, Don Scott, almost always with a camera in hand. From Chatfield, MN to Rochester, NY to Raleigh, NC to New Orleans , LA to Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, she shoots away, capturing her unique vision of the changing world around her.
Mobile phone: 507.272-0918 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
PS I do not use a Coolpix as shown in my photo. Currently using a Panasonic Lumix FZ200.