Eva Romita is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Chester, NS. Her work is rendered in a hyperrealistic style, using metaphor to explore ideas around identity, beauty, contradiction, and the challenges presented by our modern world. Her paintings and installations have been included in a variety of international art publications (Curvy, Australia; Communication Arts Magazine, USA), exhibited in Halifax, Vancouver, and Louisville, Kentucky. Her original paintings and prints are in private collections across Canada and the US.
Workshops and Activities
My art practice focuses primarily on acrylic painting, and encompasses a variety of subject matter rendered in a hyperrealist style. What this means is that the objects, people, places, and details in my paintings are easily recognizable, but not meant to replace photographic precision or exaggerated in a way that creates caricature. My work is intended to enable art lovers to quickly take it in at one pass, or dig deeper into details and find metaphor in the imagery I make. The skills and techniques I use can be shared with any age range. In consultation with classroom teachers, I create workshop engagements with art that stir the imagination, nurture curiosity, and open up a world of acceptance for visual creativity and expression. Elementary students learn colour and shape basics. Simple activities like making a colour wheel (mixing primary colour to create secondary colour), and using 2D shapes to make a more complex object (ie: circle + triangle = ice cream) give younger kids the basic skills they need to be able to create the pictures they want to. Older elementary students will transform 2D shapes into shaded 3D objects by learning to mix the tints (light) and shades (dark) that make it happen. Middle and secondary level students use colour and image based collage to better understand how pictures tell a story without words. Basic 2D and 3D drawing, painting, and collage skills can be used to make posters or short narrative comics about topics of importance to teens.
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Primary – 3, 4 – 6, 7 – 9, 10 – 12
Areas of Expertise
Collage, Drawing, Contemporary Art Practice, Painting, Mixed Media