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Artist: Rosa Farinas

Studio: Rosa Farinas Art

Misty Valley
Title: Misty Valley
Description: Acrylic on canvas
Media: Painting
Size: 20 x 20
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Contact Rosa Farinas

Email: rdfarinas@yahoo.com

Phone:(650) 962 8514


About Rosa Farinas

Born in Argentina I was lucky enough to be exposed to many forms of creative art starting in my early childhood. As a teenager, following my love for artistic expression, I took drawing and watercolor classes. Later, working as a grammar school teacher I strove to inspire my passion for the arts in my students.

Moving to the United States kept me busy for some time while my family and I adapted to the new culture and redirected our goals. My three sons each ended up with a great education and then it was my turn. I went back to college to get a Masters in Spanish which allowed me to teach Spanish at Montclair State College in New Jersey. Meanwhile my love for artistic expression grew and was renewed when I started visiting museums in New York, Washington DC, Philadelphia and later in Italy and Spain.

The first years of the new millennium brought another big change in my life when my husband and I moved to California to be close to our sons and their growing families. We wanted to be near our beautiful grand-daughters and be called "abuelos" every day.

It was at this point in my life that I really began to allow myself time for serious study of the art I had always loved so much. I started to take watercolor classes with Oneida Hammond and with Carolyn Larsen, workshops with Tom Lynch, and drawing with Ken Young. I still take every opportunity to take more classes, assist in Demos, and go to museums and galleries. This past summer while visiting different cities in Spain we ended up in Barcelona (for the third time!) and I was once again inspired by the ever changing Picasso Museum.

It has been an amazing journey that brought me to this point in my life. I hope you enjoy my work as much as I have enjoyed the process that allowed me to bring it to you.