RICK ROTANTE is a professional fine artist. He attended the school of Art and Design in New York City. In California, he was tutored by two instructors from Pasadena Art Center where he learned to put a point on his fine art training. After graduation and a two-year stint in advertising in NYC, he knew there had to be more. He moved to California and was inducted into the California Art Club while working for Walt Disney Pictures and Television in Burbank for a span of 17 years. He also instructed oil painting and portraiture classes at Glendale Community College and Oil Painting classes at Art Classes of Pasadena.
Looking for bigger challenges, he set up shop in New Mexico where he taught four classes at New Mexico State University before opening Raven Art Studio in downtown Las Cruces, New Mexico in 2016 to personalize courses in painting pastel and drawing. He has exhibited his work from coast to coast in national exhibitions from New York City, California, Montana, and now New Mexico. His paintings are in two private collections. You can follow his work on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM. His internet website is at rickrotantefnart.com. Also, he has two head painting demonstration videos currently on YOUTUBE.COM He is the author of the instructional book ” THERE ARE NO FLESHTONES. In addition, he writes a column on life as an artist called Musings from the Easel also on FACEBOOK.