Love Potion | oil on linen, 26" x 20"
Wish Garden | oil on linen, 26" x 20"
Nickel Fate | oil on linen panel, 23" x 18"
Pollinator | oil on linen panel, 21" x 16"
Psyche's Heart | oil on linen, 40" x 28"
Taming of Orquevaux | oil on panel, 74" x 48"
Sweet Pulp | oil on paper on panel, 50" x 38"
Love's Promise
Accoutrements | conte, chalk, gold leaf on paper, 40" x 28"
The Leaving | conte, wc, gold leaf, beeswax on panel, 10" x 20"
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Birdoy predatory promises | 50" x 38"
Fool Visionary | oil on paper on panel, 38" x 26"
Fool's Alchemy | 69" x 50"
Bellwether
Palm Reader Parable | oil on cradled panel, 60" x 48"
What Shall Come to Pass | oil on paper on panel, 30" x 42"
Tipping Point | oil on cradled panel, 36" x 96"
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Role Play (study) | pastel, pencil, gouache on panel
Prophecy of Youth (study) | pastel, pencil, gouache on panel, 9" x 6"
Garden of Enlightenment (study) | pastel, pencil, gouache on panel, 9" x 6"
Tinker Toy Dreams (study) | pastel, pencil, gouache on panel, 8" x 8"
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Rachel Romano

Bargemon, France

Résumé

Artist Statement

"I believe that in some way we carry
experiences of millennia through our
DNA; and that I have been given the
gift to express those experiences."
I am a symbolic figure painter. I find inspiration in personal myth, and the stories of others. The laughter, love, and sorrow of our lives fills my creative well. It is this connecting to one's heart that brings the richness of story out in my paintings.
Many of my works are focused around the feminine, and our roles and choices in society. As an artist it is important for me to connect to my deeper self, and question the WHY, the WHAT, and the HOW one sees, and feels. I have a need to explore how we find strength, and change through adversity.
My paintings and drawings are expressed in a more traditional style, but their imagery and meanings are contemporary. You must look deep into them, and yourself to decode them. Ultimately, I hope when people view my paintings, they are taken somewhere else.

Artist Biography

Rachel Romano's connection to art begin at age 6 with regular sojourns with her father to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These museum visits, and her father being a poet, planted the seeds of storytelling in her art.
Rachel had thought she would be a visual storyteller for children. A number of years ago she began taking workshops with Tim Hawkesworth to connect with her personal vision. Rachel discovered she wasn't a storyteller for children, but a storyteller for adults. She put fear aside, not a fear of painting, but a fear of discovering who she was. Rachel let go of what she should or shouldn't do as an artist.
Rachel works full-time in her studio outside of Philadelphia. She paints mostly large canvases and drawings, and creates small monotypes. Her paintings usually take 2 months to complete. Rachel works on several paintings at a time, to give breathing room, and not to become too precious. Many times she will paint out or radically change an image if it is not working; even cut a part a painting. It is important to be fearless.
Rachel has been awarded several residencies in Italy and France. Her work is collected in the United States, and Internationally. She is currently represented by Beddington Fine Art in Bargemon France.in her studio outside of Philadelphia.

Education

Lyme Academy of Fine Arts
Painting

Awards & Honors

2018
Imaginari, Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA
Curator
2017
Didier Grant, Chateaus Oqueveax

Residencies
2020
Artist Residency, Bargemon, France
Artist Residencym La Macina di San Cresci, Greve, Italy
2019
Artist Residency, Bargemon, France
Artist Residencym La Macina di San Cresci, Greve, Italy
2017
Artist Residency/Fellowship, Chateau Orquevaux, France


Collections

Private

United States

Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Texas, California, Louisiana, Colorado

International
Abu Dhabi, Canada, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, Norway, United Kingdom

Exhibitions

Solo
2021
Blue Streak Gallery, Wilmington, DE
Cohen East Gallery, GoggleWorks, Reading, PA
La Macina di San Cresci, Greve, Chianti, Italy
2019
La Macina di San Cresci, Greve, Chianti, Italy
Cerulean Arts, Philadelphia, PA
2017
True North, Mala Galleria, Kennett Square, PA
2016
The Art of BEING, The Boyer Gallery, Pottstown, PA

Group
2021
Le Festival de Seillans, France
2020
Beddington Fine Art 20th Anniversary Show, Beddington Fine Art, Bargemon, France
Le Festival de Bargemon, France
Postponed
2019
Le Festival de Bargemon, France
Awaken Gallery Anniversary Show, Awaken Gallery, Mt. Holly, NC
2018
Imaginari, Oxford Art Alliance, Oxford, PA
Chester County Studio Tours, Chester County, PA
2017
Totems and Allegories, Jed Williams Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Figures, Malvern Retreat House, Malvern, PA
Chester County Studio Tours, Chester County, PA
2016
Chester County Studio Tours, Chester County, PA
Winter Exhibition, Jam Gallery, Malvern, PA
2015
Old Enough To Know Better, Women's Caucus For Art, Philadelphia, PA
Figures, The Art Trust, West Chester, PA
Historic Yellow Springs, Yellow Springs, PA
Art on the Hill, Boyer Gallery PAAG, Pottstown, PA
Chester County Studio Tours, Chester County, PA
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