Hailing from the Toronto area, Ann Rosa studied Journalism at Centennial College in Toronto before moving to The University of North Florida to study Art History and Photo-Journalism. Upon completion, she spent the next couple of years playing professional golf on the LPGA Futures Golf Tour.
In 1998 Ann's focus shifted to art where she started painting portraits and figurative works in watercolour. Her Work has since expanded to include sculpture acrylic and encaustic painting. Ann is an autodidactic artist who continues to attend art courses and workshops where she is constantly honing and expanding her artistic skills.
Ann's award-winning work has been exhibited in dozens of solo and group shows in Toronto and the GTA. Her work can be found in private, public and corporate collections around the globe. Some of her past gallery affiliations include Gallerie Christin at the King Edward Hotel and the King Street locations in Toronto, Select Art Gallery, Newmarket and Nash Fine Art in Fenellon Falls. Ann's work is now shown at the PONDeROSA Art Gallery in Stouffville, Ontario of which she is the artist/owner.
"With my sculptures I hope to start a narrative and bring forth a story. My sculptural portraits and figures come to me in my dreams and with clay and memory I try to recreate and breathe life into them by capturing the emotions they instilled upon me in my dream world." - Ann Rosa