Mila Rossi

Mila RossiI’m a mixed media artist living in Carbondale, Colorado. I photograph textures in nature—lichen and moss growing on rocks along mountain trails and streams, for example—then transfer the photographic images onto canvas and layer the images with heavy body acrylic paint.

I find my inspiration in nature. My artistic process begins by looking for interesting textures, colors and patterns. I capture a magnified image and, up close, the familiar becomes new, abstract and magical. Lichen or moss transforms into an aerial view of a forest or appears like an underwater landscape. With the richness of paint, the images come alive with tactile layers and amplified colors.