Rose Manteghian is an American artist from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. She began drawing at the age of two, and is multi-talented in the art field. She is a 1983 graduate of Methacton High School in Eagleville, PA. She also majored in Commercial/Fine Arts at Montgomery County Community College in Blue Bell, PA, studied Studio Art at Villanova University, and has a Paralegal Degree from the American Center for Technical Arts & Sciences d.b.a. Main Line Paralegal Institute in Wayne, PA. While in college, Rose was also a private art tutor, teaching drawing to an eight year old child.
Her artistic talent is a gift she was born with. Knowing she had this talent, Rose started making greeting cards, painting designs on jackets, then designing and wearing her own line of costume jewelry. Family and friends took notice of how creative she was.
In 1991, while working full-time, Rose decided to follow her dreams of becoming an accomplished artist. For most of the 1990's, she sold her artwork at many craft shows, art exhibitions, local stores, plus did commission art. Her style ranges from Rock N' Roll to almost anything her creativity allows her to do. All of Rose's artwork is handmade, one-of-a-kind and very detail oriented.
One of her first major projects was an album cover she designed in 1995, for a local Philadelphia area rock group, "Slacker". In 2002, she made individual sculptures for the multi-platinum, Grammy Award winning rock group, "System of A Down". She also made additional sculptures, paintings and jacket designs, which were featured on the band's official website.
Since then, Rose has made sculptures for other celebrities including Chubby Checker, Charlie Gracie, Cher, Kelly Osbourne, Ozzy Osbourne & the Foo Fighters. In 2010-2011, her sculptures of Jimi Hendrix, Joey Ramone, Freddie Mercury & David Bowie, were featured at the WMGK Classic Rock Art Show in Philadelphia. She has also made sculptures of rock legends Bill Haley & The Comets. From 2015 through 2017, Rose was voted one of the top finalists for Best Artist in Montgomery County Pennsylvania, by The Montco Happening List.
Rose continues creating and selling her own unique works of art. In 2008, she created her first children's coloring book, titled "Armenian Heritage Coloring Book". In 2014, she created another coloring book, titled "Decades of Fashion & Style Coloring Book". She has also donated many pieces of her artwork to various fundraising events.
Artistic talent also runs in Rose's family. Her mother, who was always into fashion, taught her how to draw & sew. Also, her mother's cousin, Ray Aghayan, was a very well known Hollywood costume designer, who designed costumes for many various stars.
Most important of all, as a devout Christian, Rose thanks The Lord each day for the wonderful artistic talent He gave her.