By Artsvi Bakhchinyan
Special to the Mirror-Spectator
YEREVAN/BANGKOK — I have known artist Elizabeth Romhild since 2003, when she visited Armenia for the first time with her mother and brother. Since that year I followed the creative activity of this talented artist with unique style. My friendship continues with this warm-hearted, charming lady, who made a very generous contribution to my life by sponsoring the publication of my voluminous study, The Armenians in World Cinema, published in 2004 in the Armenian language. I dedicated this study to her.
Elizabeth Romhild (née Davidian) has lived and worked in Bangkok, Thailand, since 1988. At the age of 26, she began painting realistic portraits, later moving on to seascapes and landscapes, figures of women, and animalistic images. Her artwork is part of private collections in several countries around the world, including in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Italy, Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, and the United States.
According to the artist’s official web page: “Romhild’s artwork has traveled through many phases on a continuous road of self development and discovery. Gradually her art became bolder and more simplified in her portrayals of the female subject both in the two-dimensional form of her painting and the three-dimensional forms of her bronze sculptures. Throughout her long artistic career, Romhild has continued to defy her boundaries with an ever expanding range of work that reflects her quest to deeper self discovery.”