"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."
Born in New Orleans, LA in 1986 and hailing from a creative family, it was only natural for Amanda Romanick to be directed into an artistic career path. Romanick's art education began at the young age of 5. Hand-selected for the Talented Arts Program in St. Tammany Parish, her school days primarily focused on creative education and outlets.
"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."
Following graduation, Romanick was accepted into Savannah College of Art and Design, in Savannah, GA where she majored in Illustration and a minored in Sequential Art, graduating on the Dean's List in 2013.
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."