Rozanne Hermelyn Di Silvestro is a San Francisco bay area visual artist working in the disciplines of painting and printmaking. Rozanne received a B.A. and B.F.A. in art and design from UCLA and Art Center College of Design. After twenty five years in the commercial design world, Rozanne pivoted her focus to expressing her own creative voice.
Awarded Best of Show and 1st place in numerous exhibitions, Rozanne’s work has been shown in Triton Museum of Art, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, Museum of Sonoma County, Janet Turner Print Museum, The Art Complex Museum, Museum of Los Gatos, and can be found in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museums and the Library of Congress. Rozanne has also been published in Reed Magazine, California’s oldest literary journal and in The California Printmaker journal.
“I consider myself a visual thinker, reflecting life through paint and ink. The power of the visual message has always intrigued me. Through my art, I invite the viewer to start a conversation, experience another identity, and question personal truths.
While oil painting is my first love, I have a special romance with the monotype printmaking technique. The spontaneous act of drawing and painting onto a smooth plate surface is a constant study of life and light. It’s an additive and subtractive process that I do repeatedly until I feel my image is complete. My first step is to add oil ink with brushes and rollers and then I remove the ink with my fingers, rags, sticks…anything really, depending on the type of mark I want to create. The final step is to transfer my image from the printing plate to paper through an etching press, creating an one-of-a-kind artwork.”