Between Earth and Sky
The wonder of nature and the seasons, the weather, the ocean, and the transitions of our beautiful landscape have always been an inspiration for my artwork. I love the vistas and tucked away places I discover along roads less traveled. I am especially moved by those places where air, water and earth meet and those moments when nature blesses us with visual and spiritual images that take our breath away…the rising of the sun, snow flakes falling from the heavens, the crashing of waves during a storm or their soft lapping of the shoreline on a calm summer morning. They remind us of the power and beauty of nature and the importance of appreciating the world around us every day. May you find joy in both the permanence and transience of Mother Nature.
– Donna Rossetti-Bailey
Pastel landscape artist Donna Rossetti-Bailey of Marshfield, MA, has been an art instructor for forty-six years since graduating from Boston University’s School of Fine Arts in 1974. She taught in the award winning art program of the Rockland Public Schools for twenty-three years, before she started teaching pastel painting and drawing classes to adults at private arts organizations twenty-three years ago. Donna has also instructed workshops at the national, regional, and local levels. She has won numerous awards for her soft pastel paintings and is a member of several art associations. Donna has received the prestigious Masters Circle Award from the International Association of Pastel Societies and Master Artist status at the Cape Cod Art Center.
Selected Awards 2023:
“Beach Walk” Best Pastel Award, Hull Lifesaving Museum 26th Annual Sea and Sky Exhibit
Selected Awards 2022:
“On the Rocks” Pastel Journal/Diane Townsend Award, Pastel Society of New Hampshire 2022 It’s Pastel Juried National Exhibition
“Autumn Splendor” Honorable Mention Award, 2022 James Library Third Annual Juried Exhibit
Selected Awards 2021:
“Autumn Magic” Piedmont Pastel Society Award, 2021 For Pastels Only
Honorable Mention Award, 2021 Pastel 100 Competition
“Another Beautiful Day,” First Place in Pastel, Scituate Art Assoc. 2021 Juried Exhibit
“Evening Song,” Second Place in Pastel, Cape Cod Art Association 2021
“Still Life with Clementines,” CT Pastel Society Award, CT Members Show 2021
“Diptych-Looking Upstream,” Second Place Pastel, Cape Cod Art Association 2021