52 x 45
Over the last several years, Jill Roman has been defining herself as an artist, experimenting with various subjects and styles until finally she has settled on a very distinctive rendering of the feminine as a way to bring forth her enormous talent. Her women - strong, spirited, and beautiful - seem to merge into their own unique environment, becoming bigger than life, with energy bursting beyond their skins. Carrying the viewer along in a whirl of bold colors and imaginative forms, they are striking, sometimes even shocking in their ability to delight the eye and fire the imagination.
In her recent paintings, Jill seems to have tapped into a deeper, quieter part of the feminine, a part which could lead us into a more universal experience of “woman.” With her newest painting, Psyche, Jill calls forth the yearning for that ephemeral, perfected feminine within. According to Greek mythology, Psyche, the Greek goddess of the soul, underwent a journey of intense testing and tempering, facing the darkness alone, so that she could be fully ready for union with her divine husband, Eros.
Jill’s Psyche, which is steeped in haunting innocence, reminds us of that perfected beauty and fullness which perhaps the mythological Psyche embodied before she began her arduous journey. We all long for and are delighted by a vision of the ideal feminine within, the soul naked in vulnerability and beauty. Jill seems to have come into a new realm with this painting because she has magically captured a moment in the inner spirit which we can all recognize as a part of ourselves.
Original pastels and limited edition giclée prints of most images are available.
All originals are beautifully framed.