Though drawn to modeling in clay at a very young age, Rosetta’s formal art training was in commercial art, culminating at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. Once established in a successful graphic design career, the urge to pursue her love of creating in three dimensions resurfaced and she has been sculpting full-time since 1992 when she moved and set up her studio in Loveland.

Rosetta’s work ranges from miniature to monumental and has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and galleries, and in numerous juried and invitational exhibitions.  A Fellow of the National Sculpture Society and member of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, American Women Artists, and Northwest Rendezvous Group, Rosetta has won awards from these organizations and many others, and her monumental sculptures have been purchased for museum, public art, and corporate and private collections.

“My sculptures have been described as hard-edged yet soft, sensitive yet powerful.  They depict the life force of the animal, in all of its visual splendor, rather than a realistic depiction of outward appearances.  Although I keep the animal’s basic form true to reality, it is my interpretation of that form, motion, and inner spirit that is my art.  Though I work directly in clay without preliminary drawings, I use line, released from two dimensions into three, to express the beauty, grace, and power I see in the animal form.  I call this “Interpretive Realism.” Rosetta