Kathleen Roman

On Chelsea (2016)
oil, cold wax on paper
12 x 12 in.

Hoop (2016)
oil, cold wax on paper
10 x 10 in.

“The painting arises from the brushstrokes as a poem arises from the words. The meaning comes later.” -Joan Miro

My expressive paintings explore texture and gesture and are about the memories and emotions that are evoked in the process. I approach the process with a sense of experimentation and an exploration of the materials, as much as by an emotional response to the evolving painting. A visual energy flows through the layers, creating depth, motion and an intimacy that invites viewers to share in a kind of dialog, to explore and participate in the experience using their own personal filters.

© Kathleen Roman