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Francisco Romero

Francisco Romero is an artist born in Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico in 1958 the artist was raised by a close knit family that encouraged his interest in such diverse activities as art, music, and sports. From the time he was six years old, his dream of becoming an artist took precedence over all else. He first taught himself to draw by copying images of Disney characters and superheroes such as Batman and Robin from pages of comic books.

His determination to become a professional artist continued throughout high school and on to the University of Juarez, where he eventually earned a degree in interior and graphic design. The artist mentions “My life experienced a 180 degree change when I migrated to the United Sates, and had the opportunity to express myself as an artist.” “With God’s blessing, encouragement of my family and support of significant people who believed in my work and gave me the opportunity to take my first steps in this media. ”Romero’s unique style evolved over an extended time and was achieved only after he came to the realization that an artist’s subject matter must convey his deepest values. Romero’s work has been exhibited in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua Mexico, El Paso, TX, Mesilla, Las Cruces, and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Art exhibits also in Tucson, Scottsdale, and Sedona, Arizona, and in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Romero has worked and contribute with nonprofit organizations such as United Way, TASSA, Advance, Sin Frontera's, Star, Alzheimer's Association, Hospice El Paso, TX. Hearts for Autism Fund, and Jardin de Los Niños in Las Cruces, NM, Centro San Juan Diego Denver CO., etc.
The painting which has given him the most satisfaction however, is the image entitled MATAMORFOSIS, which depicts butterflies being changed into crosses. It is the cover art for the CD soundtrack De Mariposa a Cruz and film poster of the movie JUAREZ: STAGES OF FEAR, produced by independent filmmaker Cesar Alejandro.

Francisco’s art was selected to appear in the 2007 New Art International – Book Art Press, published in New York. In 2008, Francisco was commissioned by Mr. Richard Smucker from The J. M. Smucker Company to create a painting reflecting the traditional and family oriented Smucker heritage. April 2009, Francisco design this year's festival commemorative poster for the Chamizal National Memorial 'Siglo de Oro' drama festival of El Paso, TX. Romero's art has transcended frontiers and reached countries such as Japan, Spain, Israel, Argentina, Chile, Germany, Canada and for a special collector from Austria. November 2010, Romero was commissioned to create a piece about the discrimination in El Paso, TX., based on the Alvarado case from the 1960s. The original painting is displayed in the El Paso courthouse. Romero received the El Paso McDonalds Hispanos Triunfadores Award in October 2011.

In November 2011 Romero opened the Paloma Fine Art Gallery and Studio in Mesilla, NM.
Romero was honored with the 2011 “Orgullo Hispano” featured in Univision Channel 26, El Paso, TX.

In August 2013 Romero was asked to design the poster entitled “Friends” Hearts for Autism in Las Cruces, NM. October 2013, Romero was commissioned by the JM Smucker company for a project consisting of several art pieces for a children’s development center in Orrville, OH. April 2015 commissioned by Better Business Bureau to illustrate a book “Living Values "for distribution both border ,Cities Juarez El Paso. May 2015”Battle of el Dorado “ Marching Band Showdown commissioned to paint Sun Sculptures and present them as awards in the Sun Bowl stadium of El Paso TX.

May 2015 American Latino Museum: National painting contest Romero was selected as one
of the finalists and win the contest in Washington DC.

Francisco Romero joined Fine Art America on May 21st, 2011.

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