September 2012 / Out of Sight, Out of Mind
Roan Victor was born in the Philippines and immigrated to the United States as a child. During her adolescence, she drew, painted, and pursued her dream of becoming an artist. For the last 15 years, San Jose has been Roan’s home, where she attended school, teaches art classes to kids, works hard and is continuing to grow as a artist. Her self-determination and positivity has led to her co-owner ship of The Arsenal, a local art supply store, with her partner and fellow artist, Sean Boyles.
“Out of Sight Out of Mind” is an expression and to be interpreted as one’s own visual perception. Roan paints what is around her, inspired to recreate what is ignored or taken for granted. The growth of life usually goes unnoticed, and through her new works you will see what has been overlooked: the craftsmanship that goes into bricklaying, details of Victorian homes that line downtown streets, and the colors/shapes of plants and flowers around us.
Often soft spoken and composed, Roan incredibly expresses how bold and powerful her oil paintings can be. When asked “how did you get into painting?” Roan said “Ever since I can remember, that’s what I’ve always wanted to do.” She continues to be passionate about her personal believes and that in itself is a inspiration.