Jamie Romanet

In my work I excavate various emotions, stored thoughts, and experiences within the spontaneous and dream-like arena of watercolor, ink, and pastel. The paintings intentionally expresses human emotion through facial expressions alone. 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.
In their small direct manner the work speaks of light and darkness, and something about the soul. The portraits aim to connect us not only with the pulse of this world, but also the other unknown mysterious world that surrounds all of our human experience. They are an iteration, a reincarnation, and a hope.