For Rosie Hartmann, a Milwaukee, WI artist, it all started with photography and her father. As a young girl, she tagged along during his photo walks. In her wild teenage years, this artist made sure to fit in graphic arts classes and enjoyed being the newspaper photographer. Those were the days of the dark room and developing her own prints.
However, life sped on and her photography/art was put on hold as the years and experiences built a shell around this artist. Some people fold in on their circumstances; however this artist leaped out of her situation, got back to her passions and back to herself. This lead to a solo exhibition in 2012 that received complimentary reviews in local papers.
Hartmann is an accomplished photographer and her work stands on its own. This wasn’t enough because simple photography does not allow her to tell her story. Hartmann began her quest to manipulate photos to bring out her own vision of singular moments in 2011. Under the mentorship artist Lawrence D’Attilio’s, Hartmann found direction, focus, and was challenged to create at a higher level. Acrylic paints and watercolors were quickly added to her arsenal of tools to create her vision. In 2014, Rosie presented her mixed media series in a solo exhibition in Milwaukee, WI. In early 2015 she gained representation by Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ.
Today, this artist is a speaker, contributor, and advocate on the topic of creating art. She has presented to other photographers on going beyond the camera. Rosie also volunteers as a MIM artist with the Alzheimer’s Association.
Goldstein Law Offices
Art Slant Round 4 2014
Memories in the Making – Alzheimer’s Assoc. April of 2015 – April of 2016
Wisconsin Visual Artists – State Board Treasurer – May 2016 to Current –