"My work focuses on the magnificence of women and children; my inspiration is born of subtle beauties: a soft expression on a child's face, the radiation of strength, a quiet moment of contemplation" says the artist.
Rosa Ibarra was born in Puerto Rico and raised in France. She lives in Connecticut, USA. Rosa studied painting when she was a child with her father Alfonso Arana, a renowned Puerto Rican artist. She holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts and has worked as a professional artist and teacher for more than 30 years. Her artwork has been exhibited in various galleries across the country and abroad. Many of Ibarra's paintings have been used in school textbooks published by Prentice Hall and Globe Book Company.