Rhea Rose was born in Los Angeles, CA and is of African American, Mexican, Sicilian and Turkish descent. Adopted by a loving family at 6 months, she moved to and lived in North Dakota, Northern California, the Philippines, Maryland and Illinois. Phoenix Art Studio was birthed in 2001 with a focus on acrylic portraiture. She went on to acquire an Associate’s Degree in Commercial Arts from Central Texas College. Over the years she has practiced creating acrylic and oil portraits, murals, woodwork, wall sculptures, book and CD illustrations, graphic design, airbrush design, face painting and calligraphy. Aside from commissioned work, she creates inspirational works of art that have ministered to many people nationwide on the subjects of faith, domestic violence and self-love.
"Queen" is one of her current art series. It is a collection of 7 paintings of women who have turned the tragic affects of their domestic abuse into crowns that they proudly wear upon their heads with dignity and grace.