On July 11, 1968, Rosa Canto was born in Alcoy, Alicante, Spain. Her artistic studies began at the Fine Arts School in Alcoy. Later she continued her education in Valencia at the San Carlos Fine Arts University.
Through hard work she has achieved merited success. Her favored sub- jects are landscapes, which she shapes on her canvases, infusing them with the great flavor and character of her native country. Forgetting the romanticism often seen, she looks for the nature and realism in her sub- jects. She takes a visual picture of fields full of brilliantly colored flowers or serene Spanish villages.
Her goal is to be set apart from the traditional subjects of the artists from her region, by always portraying her homeland from her personal point of view. Rosa Canto paints as she feels and she does not dwell upon the per- fection of each stroke. She considers her work to be a journey, one that gets better with each piece that she paints.
Rosa Canto is a young artist and, therefore, has not participated in many exhibitions. However, her work can be found in private collections in Spain and Internationally.
Prizes & Mentions:
1998 First in “Casino Novelda,” Alicante She was selected in the “Agulló II and Art Biennal,” Cocentaina (Alicante) Selected in the International Painting Prizes “Josep de Rivera,” Játiva (Alicante)
1999 Selected in the “Nous Creadors” competition, Játiva (Alicante) Selected in the IV National Painting competition “Vendimia Inicial de Oro” Utiel (Requena) Honorable Mention in the “Casino Alicante” competition
2000 Selected in the “XVIII Eusebio Sempere International Competition” Selected in the “Royal Premiere I International Competition” One of her paintings was selected as the cover for the catalog of the Alcoy Fine Arts High School Exhibition. Selected in the “XXIII Casimiro Sainz National Competition,” Reinosa Selected in the “V Painting Competition of the Gaceta Regional Foundation,” Salamanca
2001 Selected in the “VIII Pastor Calpena Competition,” Apse First prize in photography
9" x 39" Oil on Canvas