VIRGINIA MARIA ROMERO
Maria Romero, a masterful artist, has left her mark on public and museum
collections, as well as in numerous private collections in the United States
and abroad. Her art is primarily centered around New Mexico and Southwestern
culture, incorporating religious iconography, Native-American imagery, and
animals. To create her paintings and mixed-media work, Virginia uses
traditional materials and methods.
exceptional talent lies in her mastery of traditional New Mexican Santero
techniques, which is a rare feat for non-Hispanic artists. She was born in 1952
in Sheffield Lake, Ohio, and has lived in New Mexico since 1982.
artwork explores contemporary expressions of traditional New Mexican folk art,
particularly in her studies of the Crucified Christ. Her newer works draw
inspiration from the natural world, often featuring images of wildlife
incorporated into religious paintings. Her distinctive style uniquely blends
traditional New Mexican techniques and motifs with a contemporary aesthetic.
Her work often showcases the beauty of desert creatures.
Maria Romero´s artwork has been exhibited in galleries and museums throughout
the United States, and she has received numerous awards and honors for her exceptional
contributions to the art world. In addition to her art, she is actively involved in the arts community where she has taught workshops and contributes with advocacy for wildlife organizations. Through her art and teaching, Virginia hopes to inspire others
to appreciate the natural world and their relationship to it.