Rosalia Torres-Weiner is an artist, muralist and community leader living and working in Charlotte, North Carolina. Born in Mexico City, Mexico, she came to the United States in 1985. After working in the hospitality industry, she gradually turned to a career as an artist. A natural illustrator and self-taught painter, she realized that she could leverage her experience in business management and her entrepreneurial spirit to commercially harness her creativity. She launched Home Art Designs in 2001, and her murals have appeared in some of the most exclusive homes and businesses in Charlotte. In 2010 she founded Project Art Aid as a response to the devastating earthquakes in Haiti and Chile. In 2011 she shifted her focus from murals to canvas, launching ArtbyRosalia.com, an exclusive outlet for her original art, and exhibiting her work in different arts venues in Charlotte. A talented marketer and organizer, Rosalia manages the creative process and marketing promotion for Project Art Aid. She conducted a bi-lingual Marketing Workshop for ArtSi in 2011, and is an active speaker and representative in the arts community. Her work with the American Cancer Society has included facilitating workshops to help cancer survivors leverage art to help deal with cancer during the holidays. In 2011, she was awarded a certificate of recognition by the American Cancer Society for her work with Project Art Aid in raising over $15,000 for the ACS and their “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” campaign. Her current project, the “Papalote Project” has exhibited at the Levine Museum of the New South in Charlotte, North Carolina.