Dawn Rozzo has been an exhibiting painter and art educator for the past 25 years. She also works as an activity coordinator and art teacher for long-term care and home health agencies.
Currently, her work is divided into two distinct but related themes.
Her larger oil and acrylic paintings refer to outdoor experiences in nature on a grand scale. Observing an approaching storm or the changing light on an icy surface informs Rozzo as she creates large-scale pieces with simplified and distilled layers of landscape shapes.
Rozzo’s mixed media paintings embrace the intimate experience of outdoor observations and reflect her many years of watercolor painting. Layers of paint on pages of discarded books adhered to gessoed boards create dense surfaces for drawings. These pieces play with lost and found imagery and the awareness that beauty has submerged complexity. Both works employ loose washes against calligraphic lines and multiple layers of color.
She also writes and curates a weekly blog, Heartseen http://www.heartseenblog.com. It documents her thinking process, and the process of other artists, writers and creative folk she has the pleasure of knowing here in Raleigh.