About the artist
Rosanne O’Reilly was raised on Long Island. Her passion for creativity started at a young age. She took as many art classes as possible both in high school and while continuing her studies at SUNY Oswego, where she graduated with a bachelor’s in business and accounting.
While working and raising three children, Rosanne continued to create with collages, sewing, photography, etc. Rosanne was volunteer editor of a local community newsletter, The Seagull, for 30 years, enjoying writing and designing layouts. She joined a group of sketchers who met weekly to draw en plein air, later to become Patchogue Sketch Club, an official club of the Patchogue Arts Council, and she continues to sketch with the club. She joined The LI Watercolorists, who met Saturdays for a casual class, and her passion for watercolor exploded. Rosanne joined SBAA and have been featured in various group shows. She found her niche, combining painting and collage, finding uses for found items that can be recycled as treasure instead of trashed. She believes that nature is the most perfect art and if people appreciate the beauty in art — and find an artist’s message portrayed in art — they connect closer to nature.