“I like to include themes of memory and the passage of time in my work. I place small illustrations in my paintings in order to allow the viewer to create their own story about each piece.”
Amanda Romanick, was born in New Orleans, LA, 1986. Hailing from a creative family, it was only natural for her to be directed into an artistic career path. Amanda’s art education began at the young age of 5 years old. Hand-selected for the Talented Arts Program in St. Tammany Parish, her school days primarily focused on creative education and outlets, like drawing and painting.
“Since art was introduced to me at such an early age, I used it as a form of communication. There was never a green light that said, I am an artist, art was always a part of my life in many forms, an inherent part of who I am. My parents guided me in this ‘natural’ direction.”
Amanda continued in this elite program until she was 18 years old. Following graduation, she began college with a major in Psychology. However, after surviving Hurricane Katrina, she wanted to get back to art. Like many who were affected by the storm, she found myself trying to start over. Amanda was accepted into SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, GA. Majoring in Illustration and a Minor in Sequential Art, graduating on the Deans List in 2013.
In addition to her passion for art, Amanda also enjoys traveling and hopes to pursue this aggressively in the years to come. Her summers were spent in Santa Monica, California and in Virginia which gave her a fresh perspective on color verse her time living in Louisiana and Georgia. “Being able to see the ocean, and then the swamps, is like the yin and yang of color. “I enjoy experimenting with color fields and breaking up those colors with stylized line work.”
Amanda finds inspiration from many Illustrators, and some of the Master painters like Henri Matisse, Toulouse-Lautrec, Yayoi Kusama, Dali, and Van Gogh. The impact of studying these artists and illustrators aided in her quest to design artwork which makes people want to stop, to stare, stare longer, and then ‘see’ the image she brought into chaos and pieced back together in sections.
“To me, being creative simply involves thinking of a new way to express an idea.”