Whether it be loose and expressive figurative drawings or expressive paintings, I strive to capture an emotion that is evoked by viewing the work. My non-objective abstract work nearly always begins with play. Loose mark making that injects a sense of life force energy into the painting. My emphasis on line and layering is done using multiple mediums and tools to give a variety of marks and shapes to respond to. Discovering small hints of what lies beneath the surface plays a critical role in the overall composition and plays a vital role in my work. I want the viewer to be able to see something new every time they walk up to the work. I paint to reach the place within me that is free of controls and boundaries, and thrive on the challenges of exploring new themes and ideas.
A career in the fashion industry has also influenced my aesthetic approach. As an executive in sales and merchandising, I worked side by side with design to forecast fashion and analyze color and color trends. This exposure and training of continuously evaluating color combinations and coordinating entire collections has directed my color choices and has helped to fine-tune my sense of color.
Kelly Rossetti is an abstract and figurative painter. Her work primarily is in Acrylic and Oil and utilizes a variety of Media including gouache, oil pigment sticks, charcoal and graphite. She most recently received an award of excellence for painting at the Juried 2019 Westport Fine Arts Festival and her work is recognized nationally from coast to coast.
Carriage Barn Arts 2020 Member Show September 12- October 11, 2020
*Speaker on the Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Art & Design: October 8 6:30 pm. Virtual Event-- Register for the event here:
Armonk Outdoor Show Armonk, NY October 3-4, 2020 *VIRTUAL ONLY*
Visionary Projects Juried Virtual Exhibition: Part I, The Era of Seclusion
October 2, 2020- November 10, 2020
Bridgeport Art Trail Open Studios November 14-15, Nest Arts Factory Bridgeport, CT
*VIRTUAL and APPOINTMENT ONLY*
Ridgefield Guild of Artists Juried Member Show, Ridgefield, CT March 21-April 26, 2020
Juried by Adrienne Ruger Conzelman of ARC Fine Art *View on-line exhibition here.
Small Group Show, Wilton Library, Wilton, CT November 15- January 6, 2020
Solo Show, Gallery at the Pearl, Westport CT September 23- November 23, 2019
Armonk Outdoor Art Show Armonk, Ny September 21-22, 2019
Stamford Art Festival Stamford Harbor Point, CT July 27-28, 2019
Westport Fine Arts Festival Westport, CT July 20-21, 2019 *Received Award of Excellence
Norwalk Art Festival Norwalk, CT June 29-30, 2019
CCNS Art Show South Norwalk, CT May 30- June 1st, 2019
Carriage Barn Arts Center Spectrum Selections: Ditto, juried by Blaire Clarke & Sarah Tortorich of Voltz Clarke Gallery NYC April 6th- May 9th, 2019
Spag Group Show Norwalk, CT Oct 19, 2018
Armonk Outdoor Art Show Armonk, Ny September 29-30, 2018
Westport Fine Arts Festival Westport, CT July 14-15, 2018
CCNS Art Show Rowayton, CT May 31-June 2nd, 2018
Art Expo New York Pier 94 NYC. BOOTH 602, Showing through Galerie MJ Laberge Gallery April 19-22, 2018
SOLO Show Abstraction & Form, Gallery on Division Somerville, NJ October 31st- December 2nd, 2017
Unique LA LA, California May 13-14, 2017
Juried Group Show: Bring on the Blue, Norwalk CT Oct6-8, 2016
Westport Fine Arts Festival Westport, CT July 16- July 17, 2016
Art at Ives Juried Fine Art Fair Danbury, CT June 11- June 12, 2016
Art About Town Westport, CT May19- June 19, 2016
38th Annual Juried Show at Ridgefield Guild of Artists, Ridgefield, CT September 26- October 25, 2015
Westhampton Beach Festival of the Arts- September 5 & 6, 2015 Booth Location- 95
Westport Fine Arts Festival - July 18 - July 19, 2015 Booth Location- 119
Leah Lopez Atelier Annual Exhibition Salmagundi Club Ny, Ny April 6-April 12, 2015
Juried Group Show: Blue Door Gallery Yonkers, Ny November 22-December 20 2014
Juried Group show: Osilas Gallery Bronxville, Ny July 10-August 10, 2014 "Summer Articulated"