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Mary Rose Deraco is a Los Angeles based artist. Her art studio is a converted open air garage that sits on top of a hill overlooking the Los Angeles basin. Her work is both lyrical and painterly with a strong drawing element. Painting is a physical exercise for her. Music is the back beat of her behind her gestural lines and shapes. She works on a large scale, throwing her body into it, moving up on ladders, lifting the work onto the floor, pouring and moving paint on huge surfaces with mixed media.
Through her daily mindful art practice she has developed a unique inner voice. Her stories of transformation told through art series, have allowed her the opportunity to connect with in a way that heals and nurtures the soul.