Peruvian-born, Rosa Vera grew up in the Washington, D.C. area and in Latin America. She studied and worked in international finance and economics for years before turning to painting. She is now an award-winning artist who paints in acrylics, encaustics, watercolor, mixed media and oils. She currently lives between Bethesda, Maryland and Lima, Peru. Rosa has exhibited in national shows including the National Arts Club, the National Watercolor Society, International Society for Experimental Artists (ISEA), Watercolor USA, and The Art League of Alexandria. She has had numerous solo shows both in the U.S. and in Latin America.
Rosa has won a number of prizes both locally and throughout the U.S. Her work is in private collections in the US and internationally, as well as in the permanent collection of the National Institutes of Health. Her paintings have appeared in books, newspapers and other publications.