Whaling Museum exhibit a dream come true for New Bedford painter

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — Roy Rossow has had a passion for painting ever since he was young.


Now 49, the Jamaican-born artist looks back fondly on when he first fell in love with the medium.


“My grandmother used to bring home comic books for me all the time, but I didn’t really read the stories,” he recalled. “I was really fascinated by the imagery. That’s what started it all.”


That imagery was what inspired Rossow to start doodling and sketching.

Rossow picked up his first paint brush as a teenager.


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