roseanne spano swider


260 furnace dock road
cortlandt, ny 10567




Born and raised in New York City,  I have always been attracted to and moved by its visual nuances.  With the escalating gentrification of neighborhoods throughout the boroughs, important aspects of the city’s visual identity are rapidly disappearing. This includes unique vintage signage and urban decay that contain vestiges of past times. It has inspired me to pictorially capture and document as many of these elements as possible, before they are lost forever. Although New York City was the base for my art, I have relocated to Westchester County, where the Hudson River has nspired artists for centuries. I also do portrait painting and millinery, and have a new found love of mixed media collage. In this form, I use vintage advertising and photography. These projects call upon my fine arts, textile and interior design background, which has given me a unique sense of color and composition. I am a graduate of New York University with a degree in Studio Art. My career as a textile designer included numerous converters and manufacturers in both the fashion and home furnishings industries. I studied Interior Design at The Parson’s School of Design and in Paris at the Museum of Decorative Arts, where the focus was French architecture and furniture. Enjoy the images of my work which will undoubtedly outlast the subjects themselves, and I hope you appreciate the visual messages these works portray.