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ANCIENT OLLA, 48" x 48", oil on canvas
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|This biography from the Archives of AskART:|
|Still life painter Roseta Santiago was raised in Washington DC. At age 22 she was self employed, painting logos and doing hand lettering for businesses in Washington. |
After a move to Atlanta, Santiago continued to do artwork for businesses. While painting a cowboy mural for a newly designed restaurant, she received such praise from the restaurant owner for her work ethic, creativity and organizational skills that she was asked to become the project's architect and replace the former one.
She continued on as general contractor for four more of the same chain of restaurants. She then went to work for the restaurant chain "Fat Tuesdays" and designed theme layouts and decor.
Seeking to find her own artistic voice, she enrolled in a workshop with David Leffel in Atlanta. Santiago is now committed to her own still-life art.
Roseta Santiago approaches each object in her painting as an extraordinary object with its own history. Her paintings often feature one object in a small pool of warm light against a deep black background. The effect forces the viewer to contemplate each piece in her dramatic work.
Source: Southwest Art, July 2003
Additional Periodical Mention:
Cowboys and Indians Magazine article/ galleries September 2005
Art of the West feature story- March/April 2007
Art Talk cover and feature story -April 2007
Fine Art Connoisseur magazine feature article-11/2006
Western Art Collector magazine feature- August 2007
|Biography from Blue Rain Gallery:|
|At the age of five, Roseta Santiago remembers her father, telling her to "color inside the lines." A prophecy she would realize in Santa Fe, New Mexico 50 years later. Roseta Santiago was born and raised in Washington, DC . Her Filipino father met her mother during the war while serving in the US Navy for 35 years.|
Mystery and light engulf the unique Western and Asian artifacts and people that are the subjects in her repertoire. Signed ‘Santiago,’ her paintings exhibit precision, beauty and integrity she developed from that early childhood lesson.
She is a master storyteller about the images she paints. She is constantly inspired with the beauty of the simplest of lines, the humblest of creations, and the beauty of faces with character created from within.. Her day of painting is filled with wonder and questions about these lives and the makers of the artifacts. Experiencing this magical journey each day is "like a day dream or "'dream time' " she says...reflecting on her childhood, creating imaginary worlds. She paints every day.
She has exhibited for four years in the invitational show, "Quest for the West," at The Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, IN, as well as the Coors Western Show, Denver, CO and the Settlers West Miniatures Show in Tuscon.
I paint every day that I can. And every day I have something new to say about art and why I am so consumed. Today I walked in my garden just after daybreak, looking at the iris flowering in colors and patterns I have never seen. It looked like rain today and I walked back toward my studio, toward the music of Van Morrison and Jeff Buckley, dark strains from David Darling and a Bach selection - more food for the heart. I would not leave the studio today. I am completely inspired and will celebrate my senses and my life by painting and storytelling because I cannot help myself. It is this gift to see and hear and paint my thoughts that inspires me to pick up my brushes again to embark on a journey of discovery...to dance between reality and imagery. It is very much like being five years old and seeing the world as new. It is mystery and magic that I am privileged to play with.
That is why I paint.
|Biography from Brandon Michael Fine Art:|
|Roseta Santiago was born and raised in Washington D.C. She
started her career as an exhibit and graphic designer. In 1976
Santiago moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she expanded her design
business to include theme restaurant and nightclub design/build and
She soon enjoyed a successful career that included travel throughout
the U.S., Canada, Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. In 1994 The Bass
Pro Stores retained Santiago to paint the wildlife murals for their
stores. These projects included life size murals depicting
fishing, hunting and camping scenes including the indigenous foliage
After completion of 23 stores she moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico and
established a home and studio. Her lifetime dream to paint her
vision in oil paintings became a reality. Mystery and Light
engulf the unique Western and Asian artifacts that are the subjects of
her current body of work. Signed ‘Santiago,’ her family name,
Roseta Santiago’s paintings evoke a story within the viewer of
artifacts, ancient experience, and thought provoking circumstance, a
world in the past, exotic lands and ordinary yet extraordinary objects.
She tells a story of the beauty and integrity surrounding each of her
Roseta’s work is influenced by Hovsef Pushman, Emil Carlsen and John
Singer Sargent. Her style is representative and
impressionistic. Her work is recognized and collected
internationally. She has successfully exhibited for the past
three years at The Eiteljorg Museum of Western and American Indian Art
in Indianapolis; the Taos Museum-Fechin House in Taos, New Mexico;
Settler's West Miniatures Show/ Tucson, Arizona; "Cowgirl Up"/ Desert
Caballeros Museum Show/ Wickenberg, Arizona; as well as The COORS
WESTERN Show in Denver.
She paints every day.
|Biography from Watts Fine Art:|
|Roseta Santiago, known for her western scenes, still life paintings and master portraits, is influenced by the Impressionists, her Asian heritage and cultural artifacts from all over the world. Her work is representative and impressionist in the style of Hovsef Pushman, Emil Carlsen and John Singer Sargent. She was trained in oil painting by instructors Marc Chatov, David Leffel and Greg Kreutz. |
Before becoming a professional artist, Santiago started her career as an exhibit and graphic designer. In 1994, the Bass Pro Shops stores retained Santiago to paint wildlife murals for 23 stores in 16 state, earning her the name “Paintslinger.” These projects included life-size murals depicting fishing, hunting and camping scenes including the indigenous foliage and wildlife.
Santiago was born and raised in Washington, D.C., and currently lives in Santa Fe. She has exhibited at The Eiteljorg Museum of Western and American Indian Art in Indianapolis; the Taos Museum-Fechin House in Taos; the Settlers West Miniatures Show in Tucson; the "Cowgirl Up"/Desert Caballeros Museum Show in Wickenberg, Arizona; and the Coors Western Show in Denver.
Santiago is featured in the illustrated book, Conversations in Paint Language: The Art of Roseta Santiago
|Biography from Manitou Galleries:|
|Roseta Santiago was born and raised in Washington D.C. She started her career as a signage and graphic artist. In 1976 she moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where she began working as a restaurant and nightclub designer and builder. |
Roseta had a successful career taking her all over the country. But, Roseta's true passion has always been oil painting. In 1994, Roseta began to fulfill her dream by painting murals of wildlife, mainly for Bass Pro Stores. She has since been trained in oil painting by instructors such a Marc Chatov, David Leffel and Greg Kreutz.
Roseta has been painting still lifes for the last eight years, in addition to continuing her mural work. Her portraits are influenced by the Impressionists, her Asian heritage as well as cultural artifacts from all over the world. Roseta lives and works in Santa Fe.
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