Rosie O'Donnell was active/lived in New York. Rosie ODonnell is known for abstract expression.
A former talk-show host, Rosie O'Donnell is a mixed-media painter in various abstract styles focused on themes that relate to her responses to current events and introspective feelings. Her work has been described as a "visual journal of sorts", combining abstract expression with realism, and sometimes punctuated by harsh realism. One of her techniques is to tear out articles about current events that she finds troubling and then convert her reactions into visual expression.
O'Donnell grew up in a lonely household with her Irish family in Commack, Long Island. She was the middle of five children, and her mother died when she was ten years old. To pass the time, she watched hours and hours of television, and at age 18 dropped out of college and began her own work in television.
"Art World News", September 2003