Jamie Romanet currently lives and works near Paris, France
Jamie Romanet first studied Poetry and Geography in the USA and later went on to study Painting in Florence, Italy. After Hurricane Katrina she worked as an Art Restorer in New Orleans and since moving to France Jamie has worked in the field of Education.
In her series of square 8 x 8 inch paintings the watercolor fits perfect because of its fluid dreamlike qualities. Sometimes a found photo works as reference, but more recently she simply follows the spontaneous nature of the paint itself, the mistake, or stain after washing a rejected piece, to pull out the figure and emotion as it appears. Apart of her process is trying to bridge to the subconscious mind and excavate the reaccuring themes of loss, death, fragility, violence, fertility and motherhood.
“As an afterthought to a painting, I usually draw a connection to a specific text, passage, or line of a poem that I have read. This connection informs the title of the work, and often leads to a series of related paintings.”
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