Vicente Romero Redondo is a Spanish figurative painter and educator, best known for his pastel depictions of graceful girls at solitary moments in romantic surroundings, adorned in crafty clothing. Having resided on the Costa Brava for years, his oeuvre has been praised for conveying rare beauty and serenity, while taking after the vivid luminosity distinctively seen in the art of native mediterranean masters. Romero Redondo's oeuvre has been exhibited with honors across borders in Europe and beyond.
Raised in an art-loving family, Romero Redondo took an early interest in drawing and sketching at school. At 19 he enrolled at San Fernando Faculty of Fine Arts in Madrid where he graduated as a "Licenciado" in sculpture in 1982.
For several years he worked as a nomad street portraitist along coastal locations on the Spanish peninsula and islands while self-learning and further developing his plastic expression skills, until finally adopting pastel as his most favoured medium. Romero Redondo settled on Calonge, Costa Brava in 1987 where his art matured to his present luminous mediterranean style.
Regarded as a pastelist master, Romero Redondo has been recently distinguished as a special guest at international pastel events in France, Turkey and Philippines. Besides Spain, his work has also been exhibited in many other countries including Italy, Russia, the US, Taiwan and China, among others.
A retrospective of the artist's artwork was published in "Pratique des Arts" in 2015, and is available from the Bibliothèques de la Ville de Paris. Vicpastel, the official newsletter of the Pastel Society of Victoria, Australia (Feb 2014) devoted his cover to a piece by Romero Redondo, referring to him as a "superb Spanish painter of beauty and light".
Romero Redondo has been an active educator, dictating art workshops in many cities worldwide.
The artist has acknowledged that his paintings attempt to provide "an illusion of surprise, a stolen moment of intimacy".