Rosa Ibarra, a talented Puerto Rican artist who studied art at the University of Massachusetts. Rosa Ibarra’s work focuses mainly on women and children. Inspired by the subtle beauty of a soft facial expression, the radiation of strength, or a quiet moment of contemplation Ibarra conveys the humanness of the figure. The artist paints in oil and uses different layers to emphasize the vibration of light creating complex, multi-dimensional texture. In her mixed media pieces the artist uses materials that move her such as sea glass from the beaches of old San Juan , gold and silver leaf, or abalone shells. This approach allows her to recreate experiences and share them with the viewer.
Rosa Ibarra was born in Puerto Rico on April 17th, 1959. Her childhood was spent in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico and in Paris, France. Ibarra holds a degree of Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts. She also studied and taught painting in Paris at her father’s studio, Atelier Arana. Alfonso Arana, was a renown Puerto Rican artist and a recipient of the French recognition Chevalier des arts et des lettres. At the present Rosa Ibarra paints, teaches art to Latino women survivors of cancer and works with youth in rehabilitation programs and group homes.
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