In my practice, I excavate various emotions, stored thoughts, and experiences by working in the spontaneous and dream-like arena of watercolour, ink, and pastel. Intentionally expressing human emotion through facial expressions alone, and leaving out place, these figures could be anywhere and are interconnected by their emotional world.
With an intimist and poetic style the small-scale work aims to draw the viewer in and create an introspective space. Here we may awaken one’s subconscious and connect the subjects not only with this world, but the other unknown mysterious world that surrounds all of our human experience. The work seeks a spiritual realm and it is an iteration, a reincarnation, and a hope.
Jamie Romanet (b. Farmington, CT 1978) is an American painter currently living in France. She has undergraduate degrees in English and Geography and received a Post-Baccalaureate in Painting in Florence, Italy. After apprenticing in New Orleans as a painting restorer, Jamie moved to Paris, France. She is currently residing by the sea in the South-west. Jamie has exhibited internationally including at the Ely Center of Contemporary Art, New Haven, CT; Abigail Ogilvy Gallery, Boston, MA; Turn Gallery, New York, NY; and Municipal Bonds, San Francisco. She is represented by Municipal Bonds in California.