Rosma was born in Sumatra, Indonesia in 1932 and is a self-taught artist. She is a member of the Singapore Watercolour Society, Singapore Art Society, and the Angkatan Pelukis Aneka Daya.
In 1994, Rosma held a solo exhibition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Her watercolour paintings were selected and reproduced by the Singapore Ministry of Information and the Arts for two consecutive years, 1995 and 1996, as greeting cards for different ministries and consulates in Singapore and abroad.
Among Rosma’s many achievements, one of the more significant is her selection in 1998, as one of the participants involved in creating a montage, in commemoration of SM Lee Kuan Yew’s 75th birthday. She has also participated in two President’s Charity Exhibitions, in 1994 and 1999.
In 2003, Rosma was commissioned by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore to create a watercolour painting of the ‘Raffles Lighthouse’ which was auctioned in aid of the Dover Park Hospice. In 2013, Rosma was invited to exhibit her works in “Our Pioneer Artists – Singapore Malay Artists From 1900’s” organized by APAD, commemorating the contributions of Malay artists to the local art collective.
At the age of 82, Rosma tirelessly pursues her passion in watercolours. Her works can be found in both public and private collections both in Singapore and abroad.