The family returned to Madrid when Romero was 15 years and he began studies at the prestigious Faculty of Fine Arts of San Fernando in Madrid (Salvador Dali’s alma mater). He started with sculpture, but soon switched to painting, and he graduated with honors in 1982. Then he spent several years working on the street, just as José Luis Fuentetaja had done, painting pastel portraits in villages along the Spanish coast and on Tenerife, Majorca and Ibiza.
In 1987 Romero and his wife settled on the Costa Brava, with its marvellous light, where he perfected his individual style and subject matter, converting intimate situations of life into the leitmotif of his art, a modern interpretation of the great Spanish Maja tradition. Since the early ‘90s Romero has had one-man exhibitions in Spain, France and Portugal. In 2001 he moved back to Madrid, but he still spends time on the Costa Brava.
Romero is represented internationally by galleries in Europe and the USA.
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