Today we’d like to introduce you to LAUNA D. ROMOFF.
Hi LAUNA D., please kick things off for us with an introduction to yourself and your story.
Two-time cancer survivor Launa was a self-described non-artist until 1997, the year she was introduced to the art technique known as mixed media collage. Utilizing discarded materials. Launa immersed herself in the intensive process of collage making.
Her continued diligence has resulted in an impressive body of work; Launa’s artwork has been shown in over two hundred exhibitions and hangs in a number of private homes and institutions, including the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles.
Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It’s been over 20 years since I started on my journey of art.
Life is not a smooth road and I don’t expect it to be.
I truly feel one learns from mistakes, disappointments and rejections.
I feel one grows from it and it makes one a better person.
I have had many of those and would not change a thing for I like the person I am and love the evolution of my art.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a mixed media collage artist.
I find material for my collages everywhere. Working in this medium has allowed me to see the beauty of the discarded and turn it into art.
My images have two different manifestations. Some are internal, elusive and suggestive. Others are external, dynamic and engaged. They reflect my reality, which encompasses both.
I am most proud of that at the age of 50 I started a new career as an artist and at 68 added a new career as a model and actor. I truly feel one can become anything you want to be at any age!
I have always had an optimistic personality so the unexpected side roads on my journey of life have been, to me, there is something I am supposed to learn here, it’s not a dead-end road just a new adventure!
So, before we go, how can our readers or others connect or collaborate with you? How can they support you?
I remember asking another artist once where they had gotten some art supplies they used in their art and they said they forgot! I was taken aback.
From that moment on whenever someone asks me about art supplies, I will tell them all my sources. I believe in helping and why not! It’s not going to take away from my art and will help another person on their journey. For me there are no secrets no one is going to make art exactly like mine so why not help. I am always available to connect with other artists and I strongly believe one must support other artists on their journey and by doing that you are also supporting me!
As a consequence, I have an amazing group of friends who totally support me, are loving, generous, inspire me and make me laugh all the time.
- When one starts out you think your art is precious and special, or just OK..
- Some artists either tend to overprice their work or underprice it.
- Read up and learn about pricing your art, there are formulas out there to help you. Again, It’s very important not to over price or underprice your work.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: www.launadromoff.com
- Instagram: @LaunaRomoff
- Facebook: Launa Romoff
- Twitter: @LaunaRomoff
Photo of me please credit: Marci Manklow Photography