Meet Art by Romagean
An internationally known artist whose work has been featured in museums and galleries across the US
Romagean hales from the rule mountains of South West Virginia. After selling a painting at age 6 starting her on the way to becoming an artist. Her life has been spent in the arts, as a teacher, and gallery owner. Life has not always been easy for her when she becomes distraught her reaction is to simply ask God for His guidance.
Through the years Romagean has studied in the US and through Europe and the United Kingdom, recently you could find her in Florida working on paintings of that states 29 lighthouses.
Because of a tragedy in her life, she did not paint for a very long period. Instead, she started to compose poems. Then January 1, 2014, Romagean began to paint just one painting each day no larger than
3”X5”. This has evolved in her painting daily, either in her studio at home or on the easel she had in her gallery. Each painting becoming a little larger, while all of them were just seen she has imagined and put together in her mind. Now her paintings have evolved into larger ones with a poem that accompany each painting.
For no one knows what they will face each day as we awake. Only that the day ahead of us holds some unexpected happening that we have no control over what so ever. Because of this, we must learn to deal with the ups and downs of our lives. The choices we make and the way we handle the everyday life experience will affect both us and the people who are involved in the situation. Romagean starts each day out with a prayer of thanking God for the life He has blessed her with.
1998, Henry Moore Foundation, research on Henry Moore, Leads England
1997, Honolulu, Hawaii, research Hawaiian Flower Lei Making and Raku Pottery
1990 Colorado Mesa University, BA in Art, Liberal Art, Fine Art, and Art Education, Grand Junction, CO
1985 Grant from the State of CO for art research on Old Masters and history of, France, Holland, Italy, Spain, Norway, Germany, Louver, Paris France, Rikes Museum, Lyden, Holland, VanGogh Museum, Amsterdam, Holland
1976 Houston Art Institute, Houston, TX - 1975 Art Academy, NY, NY
Shows, Honors, and Exhibit
2020 Solo Show "A Woman Lights the Lights of Florida", National Lighthouse Museum, Staten Island, NY.
2020 Dar for Art show Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florid.
2019 Lighthouse Gallery Members Show, Tequesta, Florida.
2018 Members Show Exhibition, Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florida.
2018 Best of Clubs show Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florida.
2018 Dar for Art show Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florida.
2017 Dec. Invited to show in the Collectors show Lighthouse Gallery, Tequesta, Florida.
2017 October One woman show at the Precedence Art Academy, Montrose, CO
2016 Demonstration and talk Ago Gallery, Ouray, CO
2014 Dec.~ Jan. One Woman Show, The Gallery @ Barr Photography, Abingdon, VA
2011 One Woman Show, Southwest Art Collectors, Telluride, CO
2010 One Woman Show at the Sunrise Southwest Gallery, Ridgway, CO
2010 -2012 Art director for the Magic Circle Theater in Montrose, CO
2000 and 2013 The art director and scholarship chair for the Ouray County Art Association
2009 Published An Artistic Taste cookbook for gluten-free
2009 Judge the Paint out in Ouray, for OCAA
2009-2010 Art Director for The Artist Alpine art show Ouray, CO
2008 Received award for Outstanding Artist, Ouray, CO
2007 Romagean received the honors of Associate Member to Oil Painters of America
2007 Judged the art show at the Ute Museum in Montrose, Colorado
2004 One Woman Show at The Gallery @ Barr Photography, Abingdon, VA
2004 Designed and had her own Gallery built, (Ago Gallery), Ouray, CO
2002 Added to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Archive, Washington, DC
2001 Show with the Clymer Museum and a work of art added to their collection, Ellensburg, WA
2001 Sculptor added to the collection of The Western Museum, Grand Junction, CO
1982 – 2000 President of the Ouray County Arts Association, Ouray, CO
1999 One woman Show, University of Denver, Denver, CO
1994 Sculpture in the Park, Greeley, CO
1993 Nominated for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts, Denver, CO
1992 Invited to create auction piece for Public TV, Colorado Springs, CO
1990 Sculpture displayed with the Downtown Development, Grand Junction, CO
1988 Scholarship winner Coors Light/Ramses II College Artists Competition, Denver History Museum, Denver, CO
1985-1987 Art on the Corner, Grand Junction, CO
1976 and now Colorado Artist Registry, Boulder, CO
2018 Western Art Collector “Lasting Value” by OPA
2009 American Art Collectors Magazine (Lasting Values) sponsored by Oil Painters of America
2009 Published a cookbook, An Artistic Taste, for Gluten Free
2009 Ouray County Plaindealer News and Ridgway Sun Newspapers published an article about Romagean’s cookbook
2007 Colorado Mesa University Publication Grand Junction, CO
2007 Front Cover of the Summer Ouray County Visitors Guide, Ouray, CO
2006 “A Life Spent in the Arts”, Telluride Style Magazine, Telluride, CO
2006/2007 Cover of the Ouray County Winter Guide, Ouray, CO
2005/2006 Cover of the Ouray County Winter Guide, O
2003 “Personne to Person”, Telluride Style Magazine, Telluride, CO
2003 Washington, Co, VA News “Getting Back to Basics” Art Show
2002 Cover of the Ouray County Summer Guide, Ouray, CO
1998 Gunnison County Times “Pottery of the Pyramids, Gunnison, CO
1997 Cover of Newcomer’s Magazine and story “Ancient Ways”, Grand Junction, CO
1997 Montrose Daily Press feature Pottery of the Ancient times, Montrose, CO
1996 San Juan Silver Stage Magazine, Ridgway, CO
And lots more
Commission work and some collectors
Brandy Grives, Nebraska “The Golden Days of Camp Bird” 60” X 36
John Zanette, Denver, CO “ A Special Place
Linda Friedman, Cross River NY “A Tranquil Place 18” X 24”
Mark Prather, Denver, CO “Jeremiah” 32” X 24”
Maryland Salomon-Renee, Overland Park, KS “Alpine Glow Over Ouray” 22” X 14”
Linda Wruter, Los Angeles, CA “Grandmother Watching, 20” X 14”
Robert Preston Warren, "Luminary Light", 12" X 12" Jupiter Florida
Todd Wegener Kansas City, MO
Janice Faragher, " Neighboring Barn" 12" x 24" Montrose, Colorado
Dr. Mercedes Cameron, MD. Grand Junction, CO “Time” 96” X 48” “ Sun Dance” 96” X 48”
Attorney Frank Woodrow, Montrose, CO “Those Were the Days” 40” X 40”
Cynthia L. Breitkreuz, General Manager at GE Energy, Atlanta, GA “Lake Lenora Sun Rise”
Steve and Jean Warren " Mysterious" 4"X4", Vero Beach Florida
Ago Gallery of Fine Art, 445 Main St Ouray, CO
Lighthouse Gallery Gift Shop Tequesta, Florida