Ursula Roma is a fine artist, designer and sculptor who studied art and design in New York, Ohio, and Connecticut receiving both a BFA and an MFA. For over 20 years, she has been doing commissioned design, illustration, and fine art work for local and national clients in various mediums including computer graphics, acrylic and watercolor painting, collage, and pen & ink. Roma also creates mixed-media wall art and sculptures using found objects and salvaged materials. As a seasoned salvager and recycler, she sees potential in all kinds of discarded shapes and found objects, and repurposes these objects into works of fine art.
Over the past 26 years, Ursula Roma has created numerous illustrations and design work for Northside, where she has lived during that time. Her works include the 2000 Northside Directory, Porch Tour posters, Farmers Market T-shirt, Peacemakers T-shirt, Colerain Viaduct T-shirt and Campaign Art, Northside Art Fair Design, Northside Treasures Illustration and more. In 1995, the Business Association asked Ursula to create a mural design for the Ludlow Viaduct. Northside – Keep it Beautiful, is probably Roma’s most recognizable pieces of art.
Roma also has a line of humorous greeting cards entitled, “SheGrins”. They can be found in the Fabricate shop on Hamilton Avenue, along with her earrings and small paintings.
Roma’s cover design was first created in 2002 with color modifications in 2013. The image is a take off on Saul Steinberg’s 1976 cover of the New Yorker. T-shirts will be available in the coming weeks by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and on Ursula’s etsy site.