Archer Gallery is proud to present the first Northwest exhibit by
Minnesota painter, Margaret Wall Romana. Her large oil on wood panel
can only be described a extravagantly romantic and seriously beautiful.
A graduate of the University of California, Davis, with an MFA from the
Art Institute of Chicago, Wall-Romana has work in collections from
London to Manhattan to San Francisco and is currently
represented by the George Billis Gallery in Los Angeles.
"To call Minnesota artist Wall-Romana a painter of visionary
botanical art is too clinical for her results, and too modest for her
aspirations. She is a painter of exquisitely detailed flowers and vines,
leaves and grasses, with an occasional fallen feather
or crumpled bird woven into blowsy bouquets of roots and twigs that
seem to drift through space. Sheer veils of soft color -- apricot,
creamy ivory, ice blue -- flutter behind her blossoms and some- times
frame distant vistas of low mountains, mossy meadows,
limpid seas. .........." (Mary Abbe, Minneapolis Star Tribune, February
Special Thanks to the George Billis
Gallery in Los Angeles, CA and to the artist for the loan of the
artwork. And thanks as always to the Associated Student Body of Clark
College for funding this program.