Rosanna Marmont is a local artist who works from her studio in Okotoks, Alberta. Her paintings and sculptures are sold internationally and are exhibited predominately in Western Canada.
Born in rural New Zealand, a childhood of continuous travel and exploration gave rise to Rosanna’s first experience of Albertan landscape at age six while living in a log cabin on the Waldron ranch north of Pincher Creek. The impact of this wild and unpopulated landscape became a central muse of her creative endeavors, later to resurface in the form of landscape painting during her studies at Concordia University. After obtaining a BFA majoring in painting and drawing, Rosanna’s work has ever since drawn from the profound nature of Western landscape. Her technique of emphasizing the wood grain through hundreds of thinly applied layers of oil pigments is self-developed and unique to her work. Conceptually she addresses our human relationship to land and the romanticism, identity, nationality, culture, and aesthetics we both prescribe and derive from it.