"I feel a need to express something, and this is what motivates me to paint. My canvases and monotypes show scenes of light – clean and floating like a dance of life."
Rosa Tomatis was born in Lima on August 7, 1948. She studied in a number of art workshops that were especially valuable for the function of design. Her artistic formation was achieved in the Universidad Católica, while her paintings are inclined toward the surreal and playful abstraction.
"When I was very young, my family saw my natural instinct for drawing, so they found an art teacher for me. Thus I followed this path, and I found it more and more beautiful," Tomatis says. "When I was a little girl, I loved to hear stories. But I always asked that they be in color. When they had a sad ending, I'd insist it be changed to a happy one. That was many years ago. But when I hear a sad tale, I still want to change it to have a happy ending.
"I'm a painter but as a girl I learned all about leather, as my father worked with tanners. My brother Rodolfo Tomatis is also a Novica featured artisan [with leather handbags]. I design and work with leather, and I also craft jewelry. With both, I select the very best materials. I love to mix natural elements with silver. Sometimes I give it a rustic finish; other times I like a shiny surface.
"I feel a need to express something, and this is what motivates me to paint. My canvases and monotypes show scenes of light – clean and floating like a dance of life. I'd love to be able to reach you with my work – feel that somehow my message reaches you – and share it with everyone."
Tomatis has shown her work widely thoughout Peru, the United States, Germany and Italy, and her works appear in many collections worldwide.
13 Testimonials for Rosa Tomatis
The artist has an eye for mixing beautiful materials to produce classic, understated bracelets, which have a feel of quality and longevity. Very special work by very special talent. Thank-you.
Rosa, I'm so very pleased with the bracelet you had designed & made. I couldn't have ask for more.You are one talented lady. Keep up the good work. I hope to purchase more items from you. Thank you so much!!
I bought the ""Red Furrows"" men's leather bracelet from this artist. It is pricey, but worth the money spent. Despatch was timely and packaging protected the content very well. Wrapping was suitable for both own use or gifting to someone else. Sizing of the wristband is large, but was just not too large to become un-wearable. Materials used are beautiful to look at and touch, and I hope they'll stand the test of time. If I may make a suggestion, Rosa, it is that you specify the diameter of your wristband or provide alternative sizing for those preferring a tighter fit. Gracias.
Thank you Rosa for a beautiful bracelet! You sent it so quickly and it was such a lovely package to receive in the mail. My friend absolutely loved it, made me very happy. . I'm sure you'll continue to make lots of other gorgeous items. All the best Rosa, thanks again xx
Rosa Thank you for such fine work! I loved the way the package shipped and the fine details that you put in your work. I will absolutely be buying more from you!
Bought a braided leather bracelet with silver accents from Rosa and am very happy with it. Can't wait to give it to my husband for Christmas. I know he will be impressed with the quality and workmanship. Was also pleasantly surprised with the cute and attractive packaging. Many thanks to Rosa and to Novica for bringing wonderful artists and their talents to all the world.
I just received my bold red leather and silver bracelet and it is magnificent. I have been looking for a bracelet for a long time and this is a truly exceptional piece of work. Rosa does amazing work and I know when friends of mine see the bracelet they will want to know where I purchased it. Again just beautiful work. Jared
Dear Rosa, I want to tell you how precious was the gift of your ""Night's Path"" bracelet to my husband, Ron. We are celebrating our third wedding anniversary, and I was literally guided to the NOVICA website, and to your lovely works of art. The leather, the workmanship, and the elegance of the bracelet made him smile. He loved my telling the story of how I found you online. The way you wrapped the gift was really clever,too. He has it all saved in a box, because he is as sentimental as I am. Thank you !