Romi was born in Wiltshire. She moved to Cornwall in 1959, where she has remained ever since. She is a thoroughly creative person, being inspired by Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh and is as much a musician (violinist) as a visual artist, the latter having been taken up after marriage to her husband Michael. As a painter, she is largely self-taught, responding to people and objects such as musical instruments and flowers, which regularly form part of her paintings. She is also a painter of landscapes and portraits.
She has been a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists (NSA) since the late 1960s and with them she has exhibited often in joint shows. Her work has also been shown at the Rainy Day Gallery in Penzance, the Penwith Gallery in St Ives, the Arnolfini in Bristol, the Rebecca Hossack in London and twice at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition as well as many other places.
The exhibition is open daily from 11am – 5.30pm, free entry except for 1-2.30 Monday 6th and part of (times TBC) Saturday 11th when there are events on in the gallery (for details see below). There will be a preview evening on Wednesday 1st July 6-9pm.