Rosa Maria Protopapa was born in Gagliano del Capo, in the province of Lecce, in 1956.
Since very young she developed the passion for visual arts. She begins her artistic career sculpting the "lecce's stone" (i.e. "pietra leccese"), later specializes in oil and acrylic painting. The passion for arts pushes her more and more to the costant research of herself by continuing her study and her reflections in order to improve always more.
In 2015 she decides to partecipate in national and international events and exhibitions, with the public and critics' approval accompanied by various awards.