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Aleta Rossi Steward

Aleta Rossi Steward grew up surrounded by the water. Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean were her playground, as well as the fields of southern Maryland & the shores of Chesapeke Bay. Years later, after moving to California, she discovered a fascinating world of marine creatures on the shores of Leo Carillo Beach in Malibu, as well as bountiful numbers of other wildlife in rural northern California. She has studied painting at the Art Students League in NYC, and continued private lessons with artist Paul Wood of Port Washington NY and Sophie Sheppard of California. She has also studied with Mass Audubon, and Cornell Lab of Ornithology to increase her knowledge of her subject matter.

Aleta has been exhibited in numerous Museums and galleries through out the U.S. and in Great Britain. She has been accepted into some of the most prestigious National and International juried shows available, such as Birds in Art; Society of Animal Artists ; the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport Museum’s International Marine Exhibition; Wildscapes at the Bennington, and Oil Painters of America. She has participated in exhibitions at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History, The Cape Cod Museum of Art, Cahoon Museum of American Art & Vermont institute of Natural Science. She is the recipient of many awards and has been included in over 43 national, regional and local shows during her 36 year career.

Her paintings have been reviewed in numerous publications and she has been a featured cover artist for regional, national and international distributed magazines. Her biography has been published for over 10 years in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in American Art. and she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 from these publications. Aleta was accepted into the Society of Animal Artists in 2005, Audubon Artists of America in 2014, where she quickly rose to the rank of Signature Artist, and in 2018 she was accepted into the Oil Painters of America.

Aleta now lives and works on Cape Cod Massachusetts, where potential paintings exist at every turn. She is represented by Christina Galleries on Martha’s Vineyard.