Dance Around Each Other by Ricky Romain. oil on Canvas 180cm x180cm 1994
Dance Around Each Other by Ricky Romain. oil on Canvas 180cm x180cm 1994

Ricky Roman’s route to creativity was a path cut through the forest of his own life rather than the more conventional road of formal education. The thicket of his experience is full of contradictions. He found little to relate to at his London school, but at weekends he visited the British Museum and lost himself in the compelling world of the Ancient Egyptians, allowing his imagination to take flight with the winged mythological beings that inhabited the richly decorated artifacts there. And later when he found himself in the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, with no particular predisposition towards painting, it was the artist of the Twentieth Century, and the Impressionist and the Post – Impressionist who spoke directly to him. The courage of their convictions, the sensuous joy of marks made for their own sake and the exciting possibilities of abstraction put his own life into context and made sense of the spaces within it. It was in this city at what seemed to be the furthest point from the natural world and from the Dorset and Devon countryside growing to love, where he came to the realization that it was through paint and paint alone that he could access the latent feelings that had previously had no form of expression outside his own world of dreams and imagination. A seed of possibility was sown here, prompting the realization that he might be able to give colour and shape to the experience of playing Indian Classical music which he had been disciplining himself to learn. Returning to England, he knew with absolute clarity that he was to become a painter. He forged a route for himself through the imagery of the countryside, through his Jewish identity, all the time accompanied by the Indian music and his sitar which gave melody to his thoughts. His journey continues into the unknown with all its frustrations and disappointments but with its promise of fulfillment also.

Heather Fallows (2000)

Reb Nachmans Umbrellas by Ricky Romain oil on canvas.300cm x200cm
Reb Nachmans Umbrellas by Ricky Romain oil on canvas.300cm x200cm 1985
Poets Garden (Seville) by Ricky Romain oil on canvas 150cm x 1140cm 1995
Poets Garden (Seville) by Ricky Romain oil on canvas 150cm x 1140cm 1995
Blue Boy by Ricky Romain. oil on canvs 250cm x 220cm 1985
Blue Boy by Ricky Romain. oil on canvs 250cm x 220cm 1985
'Such is the Beauty of the Night oil by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 130cm x 120cm 1987 (private collection)
‘Such is the Beauty of the Night oil by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 130cm x 120cm 1987 (private collection)
Restless moonlight and Broken Patterns by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas . 60cm x 40cm 1992 (private collection.
Restless moonlight and Broken Patterns by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas . 60cm x 40cm 1992 (private collection.
Shamanic Principle in the landscape by Ricky Romain oil on canvas 230cm x 200 cm 1994 (private collection)
Shamanic Principle in the landscape by Ricky Romain oil on canvas 230cm x 200 cm 1994 (private collection)
Forest Gazing and Tree Thinking by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 180cm x 180cm 1995 (private collection)
Forest Gazing and Tree Thinking by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 180cm x 180cm 1995 (private collection)
Me and Steve in Seville by Ricky Romain. oil and collage on canvas 1991/2 180cm x 150cm.
Me and Steve in Seville by Ricky Romain. oil and collage on canvas 1991/2 180cm x 150cm.
The Corn Horse Dancers by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 240cm x 230cm 1994
The Corn Horse Dancers by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 240cm x 230cm 1994
'Who we are caste dreams beyound us' by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 187cm x 80cm 1987.
‘Who we are caste dreams beyound us’ by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 187cm x 80cm 1987.(private collection)
Silent Hands by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 160cm x 75cm 1992
Silent Hands by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas. 160cm x 75cm 1992
Language of Birds and Forgotten Dreams by Ricky Romain. oil on canvads. 175cm x 73cm 1987-89
Language of Birds and Forgotten Dreams by Ricky Romain. oil on canvads. 175cm x 73cm 1987-89
Flooded in Blue by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 200cm x180cm 1995/97
Flooded in Blue by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 200cm x180cm 1995/97
Growing up in Dalwood. by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas.150cm x150cm 1985/6
Growing up in Dalwood. by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas.150cm x150cm 1985/6
Russian Poet by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 165cm x140ocm 1988
Russian Poet by Ricky Romain. oil on canvas 165cm x140ocm 1988
Moving into new Space by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 190cm x180cm 1996/97
Moving into new Space by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 190cm x180cm 1996/97
You can have your doubts about love but you cant doubt hatred. (Night of broken glass) by Ricky Romain oil on canvas. 214cm x 150cm 1986

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