Luciana Rossio is the romantic moniker of Californian native Jennifer, whose paintings play with inviting colours and intriguing texture to create imaginative pieces that capture attention instantaneously.

Certainly a hidden gem of Instagram’s art community, Luciana’s feed is like diving head first into melting ice cream and never wanting to resurface.

Tell us a bit about who you are, where you're from, and how you first started becoming interested in creating art;

My name is Jennifer Roos & I create art under the name Luciana Rossio. I am originally from the desert in southern California, but have lived many different places as an adult including Southeast Asia.  I'm currently living right outside of Washington, DC. I have created art & have been designing things since I was a child. As an adult I spent a lot of my time designing & working creatively in the fashion industry. When I moved to Southeast Asia I became quite bored creatively, So I decided it was time to paint again. And that was when Luciana Rossio was born. 

What do you like to think about when creating your paintings? Describe your creative process;

My creative process is different every time. Travel is a huge inspiration for me & a great way to clear my mind. Color is also a huge inspiration for me. I often have more of an idea of the colors I want to use & just let the painting take shape as I start to paint the canvas. I also am very inspired by music & poetry, sometimes a painting is born just by a few lines in a song. 

What are some of the main themes and ideas you try to convey with your work?

I think that art should be translated by the person enjoying it. I often hesitate to title work because I feel sometimes it takes away from the experience. For the most part I hope people feel something when looking at my art that in some way helps them or inspires them. 

Who are some of the artists you look up to and are most inspired by?

Joan Mitchell, Vanessa Prager, Xu Zhen, Vincencia Blount

What are your hopes for the future with your artwork?

I hope to continue to make art that people enjoy, to spread love & inspire others.