Jake Romano has been painting digitally since 2012. He has had no formal training in illustration but in his time spent studying graphic design in community college, he discovered that illustration and design are two sides of the same coin of visual communication. They both use color, shape, composition, and emotion to speak to and convince a viewer.
“My favorite sense is sight and my approach to creating is as simple and as complicated as painting what I see and love in the moment. And I am always in love with one thing or another: the unnatural, the digital, the introspective, fast food, and always, always, always with color.
God has given us sight, color, and nature to bring us joy while we are here. I want to understand these gifts, to experience them from every angle, and to create with them. In turn I seek to understand my own purpose and my own emotions as an artist and to find a fuller joy that I can share with others.”