Chilean artist Rebeca Román was born in Santiago, Chile and came to United States in the 1980’s. She grew up in a very artistic, musical, and creative home. She is the oldest of four children. At the age of five years old, she would observe her grandfather, who was an architect, draw up his construction plans and was fascinated. These deeply rooted experiences of exploration and creativity have shaped her as the artist she is today. She states this about her work:
“Forms, textures, and different figures have always captivated me. As an artist I value the passionate freedom to paint with my emotions; I paint about pain and sorrow, about joy and hope. Every line and color in my composition represents how I view my surroundings and myself. The lines and various shapes have to be in communication with each other, like God calling us to communion with Him.”
Rebeca’s faith has inspired her to share what God has done in her life through her artwork. She continues to be curious with color relationships, pattern meaning, and emotional color response in her recent paintings, drawings, and various art forms.
Rebeca resides in Texas, and teaches and creates in her home-based studio. Her favorite verse that she holds onto is Matthew 19:26: “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.”