Ángeles Romo

Improve my technique and become an internationally recognised illustrator for my hard work and the results of it.

Name: Ángeles Romo

Location: Madrid/Spain

Website: http://www.angelesromo.com/

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/angeles_romo_art/

Profession: Illustrator

Email Address: angelesromo.art@gmail.com

About: I studied fine arts at the University, and I specialised in plastic arts.
I did a master's degree in painting and digital illustration and an expert course in fashion design and styling.
To expand my training, I realised several courses in professional makeup and textile art.
Currently, I work as a painter, illustrator and embroiderer. These are the three disciplines that define my job and me.
In paint and illustration, I like to capture looks in the portraits that I make, focusing mainly on portraits of women, creating very colourful and intense faces. 
And in embroidery, I focus my work on animals, species of wild birds.
I love everything related to nature, art and fashion and I always try to merge it.
I am currently innovating with the abstraction and the mixture of textures and colours, while I continue working on the figuration that I like so much.

Tell us something about yourself. What you do, passion and aspiration in life?: I am a Spanish artist passionate about illustration and fashion.
I am specialised in illustration, painting and embroidery, which are the three artistic disciplines that I use.
I like to travel, discover new cultures and places that serve as inspiration in my art creations.

Who is your inspiration in life? How do you keep inspired?: My grandmother and my mother. Two hardworking and creative women who fought for their work.

What is your aspiration in life?: Improve my technique and become an internationally recognised illustrator for my hard work and the results of it.

What is the most challenging part of your profession?: That in addition to working as an artist you have to be your manager and know about marketing because nowadays there are no "patrons" anymore who can visualise your work to the world.

We all make mistakes we wish we could take back. Tell me about a time you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.:

When you’re working with a large number of customers, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. How do you go about prioritising your customers’ needs?:

Tell me about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities.: I work better when I'm stressed, I plan mentally, and I even have hours left over from everything that flows.

Give me an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.:

Tell me about your proudest professional accomplishment.: Yesterday, when a model quite famous internationally thanked me for privately having illustrated her, telling me that she loved my artwork.
I feel that this kind of "thanks" encourages me to believe more in my work and to motivate myself.

How old do you have to be before it can be said you died of old age?: In my case, I don't know, because people always think I'm younger (apparently) than I'm in reality.

Do glow-in-the-dark objects stop glowing when somebody turns the lights on?: No, for me the objects always shine, the glitter is essential in the objects at all the moment of light and shadow.

If parents say, “Never take candy from strangers” then why do we celebrate Halloween?: Because we like adventure and taste those forbidden "candies".

If one man says, “it was an uphill battle,” and another says, “it went downhill from there,” how could they both be having troubles?:

Photo Credits: Ángeles Romo