ART : Fine Art + Paintings

The Artist

For 35+ years, Rosanne Romiglio-Ashley’s work has been exhibited in galleries in Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Rosanne’s blended ancestral heritage, Blackfoot, Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet), Mi’kmaq, French Canadian and Italian, directly influences her work, which is always created in a spirit of compassion, respect, balance, and healing.

Rosanne started painting in oils, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics at the age of six and was enrolled in art classes in various mediums throughout her young adult years, leading her to win multiple artistic awards and scholarships. A student in the fine arts program at Alfred University (Alfred, New York), she transferred into the design program at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she received her B.A. in Fine and Applied Arts.

A seasoned artist, Rosanne was also a community leader. As founder of the Four Winds Gallery in Bristol, Rhode Island, specializing in contemporary and Native American art, she brought together and exhibited many noteworthy, soul-inspired, and up-and-coming artists.

“There is a breath, a drumbeat, a heartbeat that evokes one’s spirits to the depths of one’s soul in all of Rosanne’s art. If you allow yourself to be pulled into her work, you will begin to hear the silenced voices of our ancestors revealing the sacred ways they lived and loved all of the Creators’ blessings.”

The late Minoweh Ikidowin (Clouds in the Wind) of the Pocasset Wampanoag Peoples, Watuppa Reservation, Fall River, Massachusetts.

Latest Works

Artist Grants

2021 | Cultural Survival Artist Grant
2023 | Mass Cultural Council Artist Grant

Select Exhibitions

2019 | A Sacred Journey (Solo Exhibit)  |  Living Art Studio, Northampton, MA 

2015–2019 | Cultural Survival  |  The Prudential Building, Boston, MA
2015–2016 | Cultural Survival  |  Harvard University, Boston, MA 
2015–2016 | Cultural Survival  |  Four Corners, Tiverton, RI 

2005-2007  |  Four Winds Gallery  |  Bristol, RI

2007 | Solo Exhibit: Featuring works by Rosanne Romiglio

2006 | Cultural Expressions: Featuring works by Monique Rolle–Johnson “Monique’s paintings are as wild and wonderful as she: intensely colorful, technically skillful and bursting out all over with affirmations of a woman as Divinity in the Flesh.” Lynn Sweeting, Cultural Critic.

2006 | Blue Hill in Bristol: Featuring previously un-exhibited works by Francis Hamabe (1917-2002) and current works by Louise Bourne, Ragna Bruno, Rebekah Raye, and Robert Solotaire.

2006 | Spirit: Featuring works by Phyllis Moser, Squidge Davis, Mary B. Harrington, and Rosanne Romiglio

2005 | The Sacred Feminine: Featuring works by Mary B. Harrington, Deborah DeAngelo, Tara Francis, and Rosanne Romiglio

2005 | The Indigenous Women Show   |  Brown University, Providence, RI

Clark House Gallery, Bangor, ME
Eastern Bay Gallery, Brooksville, ME
The New Village Gallery, Sturbridge, MA 
Native Expressions, Plymouth, MA
Handworks Gallery, Blue Hill, ME
The Maine Craft Association, Deer Isle, ME
The Native Circle, Holden, MA 

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The Photographer

Photography is a passion Rosanne has never strayed far from. Training her eye to “SEE” since she was 8 years old and using her mom’s Kodak Brownie camera, she has always strived to document and capture life’s rare and fleeting moments. 

Her timeless photos hang in each Bristol County Savings Bank office in Freetown, MA. She has supplied the photos, art and designs for Reynolds Dewalt & Standard Modern calendars since 2016. 

Another gift and tool in her toolbox, photography allows Rosanne to create multidimensional visual storylines. The museum-quality coffee table books she creates transport you into their narratives through unforgettable images.

Misquamicut Collection
My Ancestor's Spirit Collection

If one of the pieces of art or photography is calling to you for a space in your home or office, we offer a variety of originals, prints, and print styles and expressions. Schedule your in-person or virtual studio visit to select and purchase your unique piece HERE.