I will be starting a new segment on the blog every other Wednesday that will highlight empowering locals in Cincinnati, Ohio. With an evergrowing city, we have many people who inspire and empower. By spotlighting the shine in these empowering people, I aspire these interviews to radiate onto my readers to revolutionize, further empower, and invigorate. This week I will be highlighting someone that I have known for years, who is a huge force in the art world, and who continues to encourage me in my pursuit of venturing the art world as a female art dealer + art appraiser. I am excited to announce Sylvia Rombis of ADC art consultants as our first Empowering Wednesdays feature. If you or someone you know would like to be featured on Empowering Wednesdays, please scroll down to see how to do so :
Featured above Sylvia Rombis pictured with her sister and President/Owner of ADC, Litsa Spanos.
I’ve always been interested in art, even as a child. Firstly I was inspired by my mother and her creative way with every day functional things. Later on I think travel was my biggest inspiration and gave me the opportunity to see the creative aspects of so many people from around the world.
I was born and raised in Greece, in a not very affluent time. But the people that I was exposed to in that small village always created something beautiful out of very limited resources. So the idea of creating something of artistic merit from very basic items has always been there.
My daily routine is fairly focused since I am very project driven, so I always work towards a goal. The most important skill I try to apply is one I learned from Mark Twain “eat the live frog first”…it means to do the most dreaded task first! It give me a great sense of empowerment to know that the task I dreaded is completed and out of the way making the rest of the day seem easy and fun! The other thing that I always do is I always get up, get dressed, put my best self forward and get going….I try not to overthink my day and certainly try not to talk myself out of a task.
From my current repertoire, I like Joyce Garners narrative large scale paintings, Esther Levys gorgeous abstract minimalism and Of course, Richard Allan George’s postmodernist paintings incorporating nudes in some pretty amazing places!
Art collectors do indeed have vital roles…but those roles should be driven by the love of the art rather than any social objective…the art should always stand first. I do believe context is very important consideration, but for me, it’s always about the art and it’s relevance to the collector.
Art is evolutionary by its nature, and new collectors and appreciators is the driving force. Artists cannot continue to create if their creative output cannot earn a living.
The Dressing Room by Richard Allan George
Quite simply… continue to create!
Varies greatly depending on the artist
Cincinnati is a great and artful town
I’ve been in Texas, so all things western have been on my mind.
The outdoor exhibition at the Taft Museum
I’ve enjoyed almost every part of this amazing business.
I like the SOFA sculpture expo and I like the Art Basel shows for their sheer variety.
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