I first want to say that my friend, Rose Lipke is a gem! She is truly one of a kind. A wonderful mom and special grandma and, of course, a very talented artist. Now, for those of you who are close to Rose, you know that she can be a bit head-strong and quirky, but no one can dispute the fact of her love for Cortez!
Rose’s talent for art and sculpture are second to none. She is also a very talented writer as I can attest to from her stories on the Sarasota Post.
My pal has presented a special gift to the Village of Cortez. She has painted a mural, “Welcome to Cortez”, on a wall at the Village Center. Local residents and Village Center owners, Jane and Rocky Von Hahmann commissioned Rose to paint the mural and it is absolutely fabulous.
Watch Rose’s time-lapse on YouTube-
I am proud to call Rose a friend. Her passion for her work is truly inspirational and it’s an honor to know her. Cortez is also truly blessed to have Rose a part of everyday life.
Take a ride and check out the beautiful mural. When you see Rose, tell her “congratulations on a job well done”.
Rose is the owner of Coz Art. Visit her “COZ ART” Facebook page-
Sarasota Post Photo