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Rosanna Lyons

Rosanna Lyons was a featured artist previously on display at Paws & Claws.  Her large expressive pet portraits delve into the souls of rescued dogs. Inspired by animal rescue, she captures the resilience & love rescue dogs express with new found owners.

Her own words paint the picture: “My newest project attempts to combine my love of animals and drawing attention to their often difficult plight with my love of colour, strength and curve. The souls of the animals become bigger than mere “dog” or “bull” but as deep as a human soul but perhaps with more sweetness, purity and unadulterated love and understanding in their eyes.”

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Rosanna Lyons was born in the tiny Irish village of Johnswell, located in County Kilkenny. By the age of three, people had begun to remark on her exceptional artistic talent. She attended college at Limerick School of Art & Design, and was recruited at the tender age of seventeen by Sullivan Bluth, a major American animation studio, which had noticed her strong life-drawing skills. Later she went on to create effects animation and design work for such studios as Steven Spielberg’s Amblimation, Walt Disney Studios, and Dreamworks. She contributed to such projects as The Hunchback of Notre DameThe Prince of EgyptThe Road to El Doradoand many others. In 2005 Rosanna worked as an effects animator on The Simpsons Movie, and then became the first animator specializing in effects to work on The Simpsonstelevision series.

Rosanna has studied fine art painting throughout the years in London, Paris, Madrid and Los Angeles. Her love is the figure in oil on canvas.  She is a member of City Art co-op in San Francisco.

She also creates commissioned portraits of dogs from photographs upon request.

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