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Yvette Rosa began her artistic career as a television, studio and media Hair and Make Up Artist. She worked at CNN Studios Los Angeles as Head Hair and Make Up Artist for many years. Additionally, Yvette worked freelance for various Hollywood studios and privately as Image Designer and Hair/Make Up Artist for an exclusive clientele of celebrities and public figures.


While traveling the globe extensively, emphasizing on Africa and Asia, Yvette’s world view expanded. She found a deep appreciation for foreign cultures and their history, always looking for the connection to her own. Her intention became to express this transcendence and connectedness in her work. 


At that point, Yvette channeled her talents to Fine Art, ceaselessly studying classical drawing, anatomy and painting, in the ways of the Old Masters, with her teacher Glenn Vilppu. 


In Yvette’s portraiture and figurative work, she exhibits an empathy, apparent by the subtle emotional qualities present in her subjects. She’s looking to capture an elusive expression, a twinkle in the eye or a passing gesture, always working until she’s captured that spark of life. Yvette is drawn to that which connects humanity to nature, to our planet and to each other. Her work breaks barriers that separate people by region, culture and time, revealing our commonalities.


“Along with the North American fur trade of the early 1800’s co-existing with the established Native American culture, I have extended my focus to include ancient horse cultures of the East and Asia, both historical and those of our present day, which sadly are dwindling away.


The people and ways of life along the Silk Road, the Orient and throughout Asia, both currently and of the past, have always held significant intrigue for me. I find studying and encompassing this subject into my work genre a great source of inspiration."