Edward Romano, Lawrence Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement Edward Romano was born in Mount Kisco, N.Y. His intent to illustrate the world as he sees it began early. As a child he attempted to copy comic strips and illustrations he discovered in Depression era newspapers being particularly attracted to well defined and uncluttered images. After drawing most of his life he began to experiment with painting in the early 1980's.
Romano's work is largely figurative. Some of it is influenced by memories of growing up in ethnic neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. But the majority of his themes are more universal, endeavoring to depict people in ways that often challenge prevailing cultural standards and where joy is part of the ordinary human condition. Ed says, "I want to create images of people who are more concerned with life and living than with conforming to the expectations of others. I admire men and women who have the courage to stand aside from the crowd and express their individuality."
Romano paints exclusively in acrylics. His work has been shown in museums and galleries in New England and Florida and in many shows.
Ed has received awards from various associations and is proud to have had pictures chosen as logos for the Bread and Roses festival in 2005 and again in 2007.
You can write to Ed at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit his gallery at 42 Storrow St. in Lawrence, Ma.