An enthusiastic observer, Rosa Maria Pimenta delights in working with each detail of her creations. Her work is characterized by a range of dark colors contrasting with fiery light colors, depicting the mystery of nature.
Rosa was born in Guanhaes, Minas Gerais, in the Southeastern part of Brazil, and comes from a family of artists. She has been involved in the arts since childhood. Inspired by her dreams and by a rich natural environment of mountains, rivers and waterfalls, Rosa began using basic primary materials like rocks, tree trunks, charcoal and natural clay. During her schooling, Rosa was recognized for her talent by her teachers, classmates, and family.
From 1986 to 1994, Rosa worked as an art educator in kindergarten and pre-schools. During that time, her eclectic artistic interests led to organizing a variety of workshops in choir, freeform dance, and body expression. Rosa developed a special interest in, and commitment to, drawing and painting as her primary mode of artistic expression.
Rosa Maria Pimenta received her art degree from Faculdade Paulista de Artes in 1995 with a specialization in visual arts. Participating in visual arts contests, she received local, national, and international awards for her artworks in acrylic, gesso, oil on canvas, and ciselage (drawing and oil on aluminum). Upon graduation, Rosa became an art instructor in elementary, middle, and high school. She also worked as a cultural agent in her native city. Additionally, she organized enrichment classes for underprivileged children and created two contemporary choir groups, comprised of children and adults.
In January 2005, “Expressions of Life,” Rosa Maria Pimenta's first art exhibition presenting works done on Cape Cod, was displayed at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, MA. This was followed in May 2005 by “Nature in Rhythm of Colors,” which was displayed at Cape Cod Conservatory in Barnstable. In the Spring of 2008, Rosa's show,titled “Art in Harmony I” was a joint effort with fellow artists Tom Eaton and Marsha Halloran. It was on display at The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay in Brewster. In the Fall of the same year, Rosa displayed a show titled “Inspirational Dreams” at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in S.Yarmouth. “Art in Harmony II" was exhibited in the fall of 2009 at the Cape Cod Conservatory in Barnstable. “Depiction of Nature” was displayed at Mayflower Place, W.Yarmouth, in the summer of 2010. In November 2011, Rosa's work was featured in a solo exhibition titled "Colors from the Heart" at the Brazilian Grill in Hyannis. She was the headliner in a show titled "Poetry in Colors" held at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library in East Dennis in November 2012.
Currently, Rosa resides on Cape Cod. She studies cello in her spare time and her strong love of music led her to collaborate in the presentation of the Brazilian music concert “Raiz Brasileira,” performed by the Chatham Chorale at Mattacheese Middle School in March 2006. Rosa sings in a church choir and is a member of the Chatham Chorale, an auditioned community chorus presenting some of the world's best-loved choral works.