Rosa Fernández Salanova

Category: Painter
Birth Place: Barallobre – Fene (A Coruña)
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She was always keen on art, specially drawing and painting. She began to draw as an autodidact on every paper she found and shortly after, she started oil painting.
In 1989, she started his artistic education, attending classes with Ricardo Segura Torrella and went on her education with this painter up to 1995. It was then that she started to study oil painting, watercolour, pastel and mixed techniques. Her painting is figurative and subjective and her themes are based on fantasy, elementary beings, mythology and abstraction. It is a lyrical painting, based on spirituality and poetry, as it is projected from inside to the real world, making the spectator not only watch but also discover in painting the essence, contents and message the work wants to transmit.

 Work & Activities

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS: 2000: “Óleos e técnicas mixtas”, Apeadero de Cabanas (A Coruña).
2001: Carvalho Calero Gallery, Ferrol (A Coruña).
2002. ‘Lar de Toxos e Froles’ (Ferrol) and “Tempos de maxia”, Cultural Centre, Oleiros (A Coruña)
2003: Xosé Rey Lago Gallery - Museo de los Muiños, Acea de Ama, Culleredo (A Coruña).
2004: Casino (Ferrol) and Arte Imagen Gallery, Meliá María Pita Hotel (A Coruña).
2005: “Silencios”, Carvalho Calero Gallery (Ferrol) and “Vivencias”, Club de Campo, Mercantile Circle (Ferrol).
2006: Gaudí Gallery, Brescia International Art Fair, Montichiari (Italy).
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS: 1989: Torreón de los Condes de Andrade, Pontedeume (A Coruña)
1991: Pontedeume City Council.
1992: “Espacios no tempo” - ‘Sociedade da paisaxe galega’, O Seixo (A Coruña).
1995: Carvalho Calero Cultural Centre (Ferrol).
2002: “A muller na pintura”, San Cibrao Society (Ferrol).
2004: “Donas da fantasía”, Cultural Centre, Fene (A Coruña), “Salón de primavera. A muller na pintura”, Casino (Ferrol) and “Formas e colores”, Ortigueira (A Coruña).
2005: “Salón de Navidad”, Porta Nova Gallery (Ferrol), “A muller na pintura”, Porta Nova Gallery (Ferrol) and “Artistas Ferrolanos”, Caixa Galicia Foundation (Ferrol).
2006: “A muller na pintura”, Casino (Ferrol), Parador de San Estevo de Rivas de Sil, Ribeira Sacra (Ourense), Cultural Centre, Ames - Bertamiráns (A Coruña), Cultural Centre, Serra de Outes (A Coruña), Cultural Centre, Caldas de Reis (Pontevedra), Cultural Centre, Burela (Lugo), Cultural Centre, Fene (A Coruña), Pazo de la Peregrina, Bertamiráns (Santiago de Compostela) and Bahía Hotel (Vigo).
Her work was selected at “Bello Piñeiro” Painting Contest (Mugardos, A Coruña, 2000), “Galería Burela” Art Contest (Lugo, 2004) and ‘Toxos e Froles’ Painting Contest (Ferrol).
She collaborated with illustrations in “Poesía Galicia” and covers for advertising posters of artistic events. She was a member of the panel at ‘Día das Letras Galegas’ Drawing and Painting Contest and ‘Os Maios’ Drawing and Painting Contest, celebrated at some schools in Ferrol.
Some of her works can be found at Oleiros City Council (A Coruña), Culleredo City Council (A Coruña), ‘Toxos e Froles’ (Ferrol), Casino (Ferrol), Club de Campo (Ferrol), Carvalho Calero Gallery (Ferrol) and private collections.

 Other Interesting Aspects

She is a member of the Galician Association of Art and Culture and the Assocition of Artists of Ferrol. In 2006, she participates in a course on Lithography in Betanzos and in a course on chalcographic engraving at the Art Museum of A Coruña. She made interviews in La Voz de Galicia, Diario de Ferrol, El Correo Gallego, El Ideal Gallego, La Opinión, Localia, Canal 31 de Ferrol and Galician TV.