About My Work

In the last 20 years, my work has continued to explore the relationship between pattern and shape, different ways to discover space, the associated meanings of found materials and how all of this can inspire a conversation between my work and the viewer.

 

This particular body of work is influenced by geology and seeing space in different ways. In a visual image, one only needs a hint of a horizontal line to indicate a landscape. I play with the motif of a horizontal line to indicate a landscape, allowing some viewers to see a more traditional landscape. But I'm also using the composition to play on a slice through a material much like revealing it’s “tree ring”, it’s history or story. Similarly, I see these compositions also like a section mount where an extremely thin cross-section of a specimen is displayed for examination. It’s a play on perception. It is my hope to make my work more accessible to people that may not normally be drawn to this type of work. 

I also play with different surface sheens - glossy verses matte, metallic paints against non-metallic paints - as a way to engage my viewers to investigate and study my work. I challenge them to move around, see my work from different angles to see something new or different. I like the subtle contrast; it adds variety without taking away the discovery of other parts of my work. I am trying to further engage my viewers to participate and experience my work in a way that expands the mere nature or ‘limitations’ of two-dimensional work.

 

As you can see, I’m curious about many things. Studying geology and photography have served as a new avenue to evolve my visual idea. In particular, I believe my study of photography has influenced this work and has challenged me to discover different spaces by allowing me to work with different layering of planes and to explore ways to create dynamic compositions. 

 
 

My Work

"Gritty Yet Satisfying"

"Gritty Yet Satisfying" 2010 Acrylic painting, tracing paper, hand-made paper, on masonite 40"H x 26"W NFS © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Unstable Lamina"

"Unstable Lamina" 2017 Acrylic paint, masking tape, joint compound, paper towels, gold leaf on wood panel 45"H x 32"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Unstable Lamina" Detail

"Unstable Lamina" Detail View: Notice the gold leaf that's part of this work. © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"A Fleeting Dream"

"A Fleeting Dream" 2010 Acrylic paint, tracing paper, cheese cloth, on wood panel 36"H x 24"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Gilded Facets"

"Gilded Facets" 2017 Acrylic paint, tracing paper, gold leaf, cheese cloth, on masonite 40"H x 26"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Strategic Monocline"

"Strategic Monocline" 2017 Acrylic paint, tracing paper, cheese cloth, metallic paint, on wood panel 36"H x 24"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Aureate Venation" Detail

"Aureate Venation" Detail View: Notice the different surface sheens within the same artwork. © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Aureate Venation"

"Aureate Venation" 2017 Acrylic paint, cheese cloth, metallic paint, on masonite 48"H x 32"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Ply Milieu"

"Ply Milieu" 2017 Acrylic paint, silver leaf, cheese cloth, tracing paper on masonite 48"H x 32"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Auric Glow"

"Auric Glow" 2017 Acrylic paint, cheese cloth, gold leaf, tracing paper, on masonite 48"H x 41"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Wrapted Radiance"

"Wrapted Radiance" 2017 Acrylic paint, tracing paper, cheese cloth, metallic paint, on wood panel 48"H x 33"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Ply Milieu" Detail View

"Ply Milieu" Detail View: Notice the subtle addition of green to offer interest and contrast. © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Silent Drowning"

"Silent Drowning" 2017 Acrylic paint, tracing paper, masking tape, metallic paint, on Masonite 48"H x 32"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"3 mins too late"

"3 mins too late" 2008 Acrylic paint, cotton thread, drafting tape, metal wire on paper 27.25"H x 48"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Secret Serenity"

"Secret Serenity" 2010 Acrylic and hand-dyed cotton on board 40"H x 33"W Selected for: EMC Insurance Companies 4th Biennial Juried competition & Purchase Prize Award © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Mournful Rustling in the Dark"

"Mournful Rustling in the Dark" 2010 Tracing paper, acrylic paint, hand-dyed cotton on board 32"H x 48"W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

"Jubliee"

"Jubliee" 2008 Hand-dyed cotton textile on board 27 7/8”H x 40”W © Wendy Romero, All Rights Reserved

Contact

If you'd like to purchase or commission any of my work, please feel free to contact me below. Thank you! Wendy

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Madison, South Dakota 57042

romerowm@yahoo.com

(563) 451-6784

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Biography

Wendy Romero’s work is best known for combining traditional painting practices with drawing, hand-dyed textiles, handmade paper, cheesecloth, a variety of metal leafing and other materials to explore different compositions and dimensional perceptions. Romero is an award-winning mixed media painter and photographer. Her paintings have been exhibited across the country, most recently at the Dubuque Museum of Art, and her work has been purchased and commissioned by many clients and national corporations.

 

Romero’s photography has also won many awards and is being published in a new book by Photographer’s Forum, called the Best of Photography 2016.  Her photography focuses mostly on portraiture, but you can also find her subject matter here varies. You can see her photography work at: www.WendyRomeroPhotography.com 

 

Wendy Romero earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design and her Masters of Fine Arts at Georgia Southern University. She has been teaching in higher education for nearly 15 years and she has been a practicing artist for more than 20 years.

Wendy Romero