Romona Youngquist

Sunflowers Facing East, oil, 40″ x 40″

Romona Youngquist
( b. 1960)


Romona likes to trick the eye, using muted colors and blurred contours painted softy as a whisper. Her canvasses, however, are a war zone and her weapons of choice are anything unconventional she can employ in the battle zone. When an onlooker cannot resist stepping into her world full of atmosphere, mystery and mood that takes you back to days gone by, she knows the battle is won. Her studio and constant inspiration are in the heart of the Oregon Wine Country in Dundee.

Artist's Statement:

I’m fortunate to live in a place with an abundance of scenes that I love to paint. Being in the middle of Oregon Wine country offers an unending supply of materials to create. It’s not just the landscape, but the way of life that keeps me in love with life. Our lovely home on the edge of a winery, with my chickens, gardens, local farm-to-fork supplies, and even stellar coffee, keeps me fueled. Through my paintings, I hope to share my little slice of paradise with my viewers.


Master-Signature American Women Artists; Signature Member Oil Painters of America and the American Impressionists Society


Bonner David Gallery
Scottsdale, AZ and New York, NY

Mockingbird Gallery
Bend, OR

Art Elements Gallery
Newberg, OR

Howard Mandville Gallery
Woodinville, WA

Illume Gallery
St. George, UT

Art on the Boulevard
Vancouver, WA


Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”

— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ