Born in Lima, Peru in 1969, Rossmary Valverde found her passion for painting at a young age from her father, who is also a talented artist. A true naïve artist, Rossmary creates visual connections deeply rooted in ancient traditions and influenced by the Peruvian art of almost 2000 years ago. Valverde’s paintings utilize intricate design, solid color fields and sophisticated spatial structures similar to pre-Columbian textiles.

Vibrant colors evoke those found in ancient feathered ceremonial clothing. The juxtaposition of radiant colors appears to generate movement and wave-like energy within her compositions. Joyful musical celebrations and village life are often the focus of her narrative. Valverde’s unique aerial perspective takes the viewer on a journey; sweeping over villages and leading upward to the rarefied, crystalline atmosphere of the high Andes and down into the Amazon River jungles. The total effect of these elements offers the viewer a sense of a floating world nestled in the great expanse of the Andean skies.

“My culture is full of seductive colors. My art reflects a deep love for the culture of Peru, my country. Painting for me is a celebration of the spirit, as well as an exploration of the human experience. Expressing myself through painting has always been an enjoyment, depicting my personal emotions, memories, and the colors of my own universe.” - Rossmary Valverde

Special Commissions & Exhibitions

Doodle for Hunger - Celebrity Art Auction, Tavern on the Green, New York City - invited to participate in a philanthropic auction to benefit The Capuchin Food Pantries, 2009

Killari - illustrated a bilingual children’s book, 2007

Latin Eyes, television show - Valverde was interviewed and her paintings were featured, 2002

Sabias que - created the cover illustration for a Spanish Textbook, 2002

Phoenix edition of Home and Garden - prominently featured in the article The Joy of Color 1998

Gallery 444 - solo exhibitions and exclusive representation since 1995

“This bright and shining new star of the art world continues to maintain the purity and innocence of her vision.” - Microsoft Network's Sidewalk San Francisco


Rossmary Valverde

Rossmary Valverde


Huancas Alegres

Huancas Alegres



Rossmary Valverde Artwork

Rossmary Valverde 2017 Exhibition

Paintings for Valverde Book "Killari"

Valverde's 2008 Book Signing Reception

Valverde's 2004 Show at Gallery 444

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