Violet Rosengarten began her artistic career as a textile artist, apprenticing with the indigenous people in Mexico and Guatemala. Her scarves and shawls sold at high-end boutiques on Madison Avenue and at Bonwit Teller Department Store in New York.
Her tapestries explored colour, texture and abstraction. Upon graduating with a BFA in 1989 from Concordia University in Montreal, she became a painter. After completing her B Ed at McGill as an art specialist, Violet taught art for twenty years in the public school system, first in Toronto and then in Dartmouth, N.S.
Violet paints mixed media abstract paintings and landscapes. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Quebec, Ontario and now in Nova Scotia. She teaches Mixed Media Painting at the Centre For Craft NS and in the VANS PAINTS program.