roza50

HAWTHORN EAST, Australia

Born and raised in Upstate New York, I attended art school there until 1987. I traveled around he US and Europe where I met my...

I was born in upstate New York and lived there until I was 25. I then travelled extensively around the US and Europe. This helped my art a great deal. I knew from a very young age that I wanted to draw and paint. I went to a state school and received a BA in Fine Art in 1987. While Travelling in Europe I met and married my Australian husband, we have been together over 24 years now. In 1991 we migrated to Melbourne where we still live.
I have a small studio in a converted warehouse not far from my home. My art is very important to me because it helps to define who I am and where I belong. It helps to give me an identity. I am a painter and I enjoy that. I can draw and know that. Art is not my whole life, but it is a major part of it. Art is the part of my life that I openly share.

  • Joined: October 2009

Journal

I Had an Art Show

For the first time since 2010 I had an art show. It was at 69 Smith Street Gallery in Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia. It opened on the 26th of September and ran for 3 weeks. The official opening was on the first of October which was the day of the football Grand Final. It would be like having the opening on the day of the Superbowl. Needless to say, it was pretty quiet. Overall, the show went well …
Posted 7 months – 2 comments

Baffled By Government

I have just returned from a 5 week holiday to visit my sister in Canada. I am on the Disability Support Pension here in Australia. When I booked the flights the length of time I could be away was 6 weeks. Since then legislation changed to 4 weeks. My payment was reduced to $277. Originally the bill was to have my pension cancelled. That stipulation was changed. / It’s not the money that bot…
Posted almost 2 years – 1 comments

Going Traveling Again

My husband Tony and I are celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary this year. We were married in London, so I thought it would be a good idea to go to the UK. Unfortunately those plans fell through and we are heading for New Y.ork City and Canada. My sister lives near Toronto. / My sister and I have the same mother, but different dads.We met for the first time in 2002. She tracked me down throug…
Posted almost 2 years – Leave a comment

On Being A Disabled Artist

I have very poor vision. In fact, I am legally blind. I have epilepsy and Bipolar disorder and suffer from various side effects from the medications perscribed .When a person is disabled, at least in my experience, so many questions of self worth come up. Am I good enough? Can I compete with others? Do I fit in? / When I look at Redbubble after 4 years of hosting groups, I see I still have such a…
Posted almost 3 years – 4 comments
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