Works from 2010

AS EYE AM: On Elizabeth Romhild's recent paintings

Elizabeth Romhild’s latest work turns her gaze away from the lush corporeal physicality of the external subjects of her past work and focuses her attention intently on the proverbial “windows to the soul”. In “As Eye Am”, Elizabeth has come full circle in her artistic journey, returning from her quest for finding artistic fulfillment in the world beyond to searching within her own heart for answers to the cosmic mystery.

By turning her gaze back in on herself in this series, Elizabeth goes far further than facilitating the everyday view of the eyes of others; these eyes, whether open in contemplation or closed in meditation, are the mirrors in which the observer can see their own soul reflected. In visiting “As Eye Am” the viewer is invited to undertake their own odyssey and, guided by these luminous and subdued tones of oil, enter his or her self in a quest to catch a glimpse of Illuminated Life.

In this latest work, Elizabeth continues to come closer to achieving the harmony for which she seeks. In each act of creation the artist has lost herself and found herself again in moments of transcendence as she seeks out the seed of divinity kernelled within all creation. These moments leave their mark in the artist’s tender caresses upon the canvas as she shares the love and joy of her poetic inspiration. In seeing these symbols, the viewer will be inspired to open their eyes inward and raise the level of their own consciousness above the ordinary toward the radiant.

Andrew J. West
Art critic based in Bangkok  

 

 

"Tranquil"
130x150cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Celebrate"
85x120cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Dazzle"
50x60cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Hanoi"
80x100cm
Oil on canvas



"Seek"
85x120cm
Oil on canvas

 


"Outlook"
100x120cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Makiage"
70x140cm
Oil on canvas

 

 

"Nirvana"
85x155cm
Oil on canvas

 


"Solemn"
50x60cm
Oil on canvas

 


"Self"
80x80cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Ease"
60x50cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Rhythm"
90x78cm
Oil on canvas

 

"Green dress"
90x78 cm
Oil on Canvas

"Apres"
78x95cm
Oil on canvas

"Sin"
80x80cm
Oil on canvas