“I want to create something for my viewer to be drawn into, visually tactile and painterly pieces that illicit feelings and emotional triggers and connections that a participant will experience using his/her own imagination. My goal is to not only make their eyes see, but to taste and smell the colors and textures.
I start by using a large brush and lots of paint. I use colors I feel will tell my story of that moment, applying them all messy and thick or thin and watery, layering as I go. There are shapes that take on the structure and “bones” at this point. With each brush stroke or palate knife applied, the hues and tones of colors taking their places on the canvas next to each other, the painting goes through a transformation, ending where and when I feel an emotional connection and contentment.”
Kim Romero is an impressionistic abstract painter, whose natural attraction to the relationship between colors and textures is a culmination of her thirty years experience in interior décor, food presentation, and garden design. Her paintings grow out of a visual personal experience; tactile and painterly pieces that illicit feelings and emotional triggers and connections that arouse a feeling of intrigue and calm.
Over the last eight years, the mostly self-taught artist has studied at The Silvermine Art Center in New Canaan, CT. Since 2010, she has been seen and represented by several galleries and design shops dedicated to emerging artists and currently shows with RE at Nest Inspired Home in Rye, NY. She has exhibited as part of Westport and Greenwich, Connecticut’s town wide art shows over several years and has been part of a group exhibition at The Union League Club in NYC and a semi-solo show at Southport Galleries, in Connecticut. Kim was featured in Southport Galleries’ exhibition, “Six Years, Six Artists”. Kim has been commissioned by private clients in Westport, Vermont, Louisville, KY, Victoria, BC and New York City.