Rachel Romano

Rachel Romano

I am a symbolic, allegorical figure painter depicting my own mythology and ideology and are intuitive by nature. It has been said that my paintings have a Shakespearean quality, touch darkness with a dash of wit or whimsy. Often, my collectors want me to explain the imagery, and the stories behind them. On occasion I will explain their meaning, but I would rather the viewer think on what it symbolizes to them, how it touches them...I give the language and the viewers give the narrative.
I draw my inspiration from my intuition from life, my heart, and even sojourns to the local cafe. When I sit down to contemplate my next group of paintings, my books take me where I need to go. Brueghel, Brooks, Kiefer, Beckmann, Chagal, Kahlo, Clemente, Fini, Rousseau, Music, to name a few; the pile is strewn across the floor and is immense.
Ultimately, I hope when people view my paintings, they are taken "somewhere else", and may consider unspoken possibilities, question his or her own ideology, and their personal myths, and their place in humanity.

Archetype: Innocent, conté, chalk, gold leaf and beeswax, 14" x 11"  SOLD 

Paramour, oil and gold leaf on cradled panel, 48" x 60"  SOLD  

Butterfly Effect, oil on handmade French paper, 12.5" x 9"  SOLD  

Not for the Common Man, oil on handmade French paper, 12.5" x 9"  SOLD  

What is Lost, oil on handmade French paper, 12.5" x 9"  SOLD  

Reliquary of Infinite Wisdom, oil on 100% rag Coventry paper, 31" x 27"  SOLD

Collector of Sorrows, oil & gold leaf on 100% rag paper, 48" x 34"  SOLD