Oil Portrait artist & teacher

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About Me

My Background

Award winning portrait artist Steven Rosati.

 Canadian Portrait artist Steven Rosati is nationally recognized for his Old Master style and technique. He studied fine arts, portrait painting and Graphic Design in schools both publicly and privately in Montreal and Toronto. He considers his real education from the endless hours of study in museums around the world. 


"I continue to perfect my skill with endless study of portrait painters past and present and practice". 

My Medium

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All portrait paintings are expertly done in oil on linen, board or canvas.


My primary passion in portraiture is to capture the sitter’s likeness, beauty, and spirit. 

I strive to put life into all my portraits at the highest level with a feeling the sitter can step out of the frame. My goal is to create a museum quality portrait the sitter and their family will be happy and proud to hang in their homes for future generations to come. 


Steven is a member of the Portrait Society of Canada and America. He is a proud Art Ambassador for  Royal Talens and Cobra paints. He lives and teaches privately in Montreal Quebec Canada with his wife and two sons.

My Achievements

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• 2019 top 100 BP Portrait Awards

• 2017 Designer of Canada Dollar Coin

100th anniversary Toronto Maple Leafs

• 2015 Designer of six silver NHL Goalies coins for The Royal Canadian Mint
• 2015
Portrait instruction in the North Lights Art Book “Fine Art Tips” with Lori McNee
• 2014
Award Of Honour The Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste
• 2014
Best Portrait Award Montreal, Canada
• 2013
Best Portrait Award Portrait Society

Of Canada
• 2012
Winner of Professional Artist Magazine Cover Contest May
• 2012
RayMar Best of Show
• 2012
Art Renewal Centre Finalist
• 2011
Merit Award Portrait Society Of America
• 2011
Finalist Kingston Prize.
• 2011
Honorable mention Members Only Portrait Society of America.
• 2010-11
Finalist Art Renewal Centre International Salon.
• 2006
Grand Prize Portrait Society of Canada

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1/2 oz. Fine Silver 6-Coin Subscription – National Hockey League® Goalies – Mintage: 8,000 (2015) Designed by Steven Rosati

FREE COLLECTOR CASE: Free wooden collector case with your first coin!

They played with passion and a rugged determination, carried by an enduring love for the game; in an era when there was little protective equipment, the hard-playing goaltenders of the Original Six™ hockey teams often risked injury as they fearlessly stood toe-to-toe against the prolific scorers of the 1950s and ‘60s. Each of these Canadian-born netminders brought their own style of play and made some of pro hockey's most memorable saves, all while setting the bar with impressive performance standards and helping to shape modern goaltending. Theirs is a lasting legacy on a sport that plays an important part in Canadian culture—a legacy that is celebrated with these fine silver coins.

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About Steven Rosati's coin designs:

  • Johnny Bower
    The reverse design features a side shot of goaltender Johnny Bower as he minds the net for the Toronto Maple Leafs® during the Original Six™ era. Rendered with masterful engraving, the maskless netminder's facial features are recognizable as he turns his head to the right, always keeping his focus on the puck. Maintaining his weight on one bended knee, Bower moves to block a shot in stand-up style, his right leg stretched out while lifting his blocker and stick.
  • Gerry Cheevers
    The reverse design features a front view of goaltender Gerry Cheevers in net for the Boston Bruins®as he moves into position to make one of his memorable saves. Precision engraving brings this finely detailed design to life, recreating the famous facemask with its painted stitching. Cheevers balances on one bended knee with his other leg anchoring his weight; his trapper overlaps the image's outer rim where this legendary goaltender's name appears.
  • Eddie Giacomin
    The reverse design features a side portrait of goaltender Eddie Giacomin in net for the New York Rangers® during the National Hockey League's® Original Six™ era. Finely detailed engraving recreates the likeness of this classic stand-up goaltender and fan favourite; maintaining his weight on one bended knee, Giacomin leans forward slightly with his goalie stick and trapper positioned in front of him.
  • Terry Sawchuk
    The reverse design features a portrait of goaltending great Terry Sawchuk during his days of playing for the Detroit Red Wings® in the NHL's Original Six™ era. Rendered with finely detailed engraving, the maskless netminder's is in action as he keeps his gaze fixed on the puck beyond the reverse; he is crouched in his familiar stance, with arms and legs splayed out as he uses his remarkably fast reflexes to defend the net.
  • Glenn Hall
    The reverse design features a meticulously engraved portrait of goaltender Glenn Hall in his days of playing for the Chicago Blackhawks® during the NHL's Original Six™ era. The exceptionally detailed design finds the maskless Hall in the “butterfly” position he made famous, with his pads splayed against the ice and knees kept close together to protect the net's bottom corners; keeping his trapper low, Hall's gaze is fixed downward on the play as he protects the “five-hole” by positioning the blade of his stick in front of his knees.
  • Jacques Plante
    The reverse design features a meticulously engraved portrait of the hockey goaltender Jacques Plante, who became renowned for his agility and sharp skills during the National Hockey League's®Original Six™ era. Crouched in front of the net, the maskless netminder maintains his focused stare as he defends the Montreal Canadiens'® net, poised with his trapper and goalie stick to block any shot that comes his way.

Specifications

  • No. 152237
  • Mintage 8,000
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 15.87
  • Diameter (mm) 34
  • Edge serrated
  • Certificate serialized
  • Face value 10 dollars
  • Artist Steven Rosati (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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2017 Toronto Maple Leafs® 100th Anniversary Coin designed by Steven Rosati

100 YEARS OF BLEEDING BLUE!

For 100 years, the Toronto Maple Leafs® have ignited their fans' passion with unforgettable experiences and great hockey. The Royal Canadian Mint proudly celebrates the Leafs' centennial with this commemorative loonie. Go Leafs Go™!

Don't wait to find these commemorative $1 coins in your change. Get them today, and hold on to them. For $5, plus shipping and handling*, you will receive five $1 coins in a specially sealed keepsake.

In 1917, Torontonians welcomed an exciting new reason to embrace winter—the NHL and the franchise that would become Toronto Maple Leafs® were born. For generations, people had been taking to the ice as soon as the water froze, gliding away at social skating parties and playing a variety of games from pick-up to recreational leagues. Now, with the arrival of a big time team in the biggest league in the hockey world, Toronto Maple Leafs®, winter fans on and off the ice had a common passion to focus their energy. Playing on the ice was a rite of passage for every child. From sons who skated and cheered alongside Dad, to young women who challenged tradition by wielding hockey sticks, the Toronto Maple Leafs® would spark dreams of greatness far and wide. 

A must-have for the Toronto Maple Leafs® fan in your family! Order today!

Design:

Two hockey sticks face off above the Leafs' current maple leaf logo in this dynamic design by Canadian artist Steven Rosati; the vintage stick to the left honouring the team's storied past while the stick to the right delivers an enthusiastic nod to the modern game. Our unique security feature is positioned between the two sticks like a hockey puck, and the Leafs' current logo shines below them. It's flanked by the years "1917" and "2017" while a ring of 100 dots further highlights the team's centennial. The coin's denomination is engraved in a semi-circle at the top of the coin with a puck positioned between the words "Canada" and "Dollar."

Specifications

  • No. 161514
  • Mintage 50,000
  • Composition three-ply brass finish plated steel
  • Finish uncirculated
  • Weight (g) 6.27
  • Diameter (mm) 26.5
  • Edge plain
  • Certificate
  • Face value 1 dollar
  • Artist Steven Rosati (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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1 oz. Pure Silver Coin - The Toronto Maple Leafs®: 100 Years of Passion (2017) Designed By Steven Rosati

CELEBRATE 100 YEARS OF LEAFS™ NATION!

In 1917, Torontonians welcomed an exciting new reason to embrace winter—the NHL and the franchise that would become the Toronto Maple Leafs® were born. This must-have collectible celebrates the enduring spirit of Leafs™ Nation. It brings together players from past and present, and showcases the Leafs' current logo beautifully enhanced with enamel in the team's official blue. A ring of dots marks 100 years of winter fun and dreams; one dot leaving the line-up to double as a hockey puck!

A must-have collectible for the Toronto Maple Leafs® fan in your family! Order today!

Special features:

  • DOUBLE-DATED! The team's centennial year is celebrated in the double-date at the top of the design!
  • 100 DOTS, 100 YEARS! The team's centennial year is also celebrated in the ring of 100 dots that frames your coin's design!
  • ONE DOT DOUBLES AS A HOCKEY PUCK! Look closely and you will notice how one dot leaves a gap as it doubles as the hockey puck being stick-handled by the player!
  • HISTORIC! Your one ounce 99.99% pure silver coin is a historic collector coin for 2017, hand selected for its flawless shine.
  • HOCKEY MEMORIES! An original keepsake to cherish happy wintertime memories on and off the ice with family and friends.
  • A 100 YEARS OF LEAFS™ NATION! Your one ounce 99.99% pure silver coin is a timeless and unique tribute to the first 100 years of Leafs™ Nation. As the spirit that defines the city of Toronto, this coin is a pride-filled keepsake that will be treasured by anyone who has ever lived or visited there.
  • INCLUDES SERIALIZED CERTIFICATE! The Royal Canadian Mint certifies all of its collector coins. 
  • 1 OZ. PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from one ounce 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:
Hockey players past and present come together in this dynamic design by Canadian artist Steven Rosati. A modern hockey player skates across the centre of the design towards the Leafs' current logo that has been beautifully enhanced with enamel in the Leafs' official blue, while a second player assumes a defensive stance behind him, his bygone era reflected in his equipment and the absence of a helmet. The team's centennial year is celebrated in the double-date at the top of the design, and in the ring of 100 dots that frames the design; one dot leaving a gap as it doubles as the hockey puck being stick-handled by the player.

Specifications

  • No. 162085
  • Mintage 15,000
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish proof
  • Weight (g) 31.39
  • Diameter (mm)38
  • Edge serrated
  • Certificate serialized
  • Face value 20 dollars
  • Artist Steven Rosati (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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Pure Silver Coin - The Toronto Maple Leafs®: Anniversary Logo (2017) Designed By Steven Rosati

COLOURED WITH THE LEAFS’ OFFICIAL BLUE!

The centennial season of the Toronto Maple Leafs® will shine forever with this must-have 99.99% pure silver and its dash of official Leafs' blue to highlight this historic year. A banner with the years "1917" and "2017" has also been added while a series of concentric rings inspire thoughts of face-off circles and hockey pucks. Add the team's current logo, and the excitement of the Leafs' first century is complete!

A must-have collectible for the Toronto Maple Leafs® fan in your family! Order today!

Special features:

  • HISTORIC! Your 99.99% pure silver coin is a historic collector coin for 2017, hand selected for its flawless shine.
  • HOCKEY MEMORIES! An original keepsake to cherish happy wintertime memories on and off the ice with family and friends.
  • A 100 YEARS OF LEAFS™ NATION! Your 99.99% pure silver coin is a timeless and unique tribute to the first 100 years of Leafs™ Nation. As the spirit that defines the city of Toronto, this coin is a pride-filled keepsake that will be treasured by anyone who has ever lived or visited there.
  • PURE SILVER! Your coin is crafted from 99.99% pure silver.
  • NO GST/HST!

Design:
Canadian artist Steven Rosati created a design featuring the Leafs' official 100th anniversary logo selectively coloured with the team's signature blue. Concentric rings and a banner inscribed with "1917" and "2017" add to the design while the Leafs' current logo shines from the bottom of the coin. The obverse features the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by Susanna Blunt.

Specifications

  • No. 162066
  • Mintage While Supplies Last
  • Composition 99.99% pure silver
  • Finish matte proof
  • Weight (g) 7.96
  • Diameter (mm) 27
  • Edge serrated
  • Certificate serialized
  • Face value 3 dollars
  • Artist Steven Rosati (reverse), Susanna Blunt (obverse)

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