Movement is my method. As a dancer for over 20 years, I found voice, passion, and my connection with culture and personal heritage. My visual art continues the exploration of cultural consciousness. Memories are visited, rhythms emerge and movement is constant!
Whether in collage or the chine collé of printmaking, I choreograph using paper, until shapes and colors move together like dancers onstage. There is freedom and joy in the work that comes from the inspiration of dance, my Caribbean heritage, my Brooklyn roots, and the boundless creativity of my beloved mother. When I put ink to paper or paper to canvas, the dance begins. I am a “choreographer on canvas.”
Ramona, born in Brooklyn, New York, began painting and drawing as a child. She earned a degree in Art while also studying dance, which turned into a performing and teaching career spanning over 25 years and is still a source of inspiration in her work.
Selected exhibitions include Brooklyn's Tabla Rasa Gallery, Corridor Gallery, Dorsey Gallery, The Skylight Gallery, St. Joseph's College, Brooklyn Public Library, Bronx Community College, Pen and Brush, Hudson Guild, and The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey. Public collections include Museu Brasileiro da Escultura - MuBE and Pinacoteca de Sao Paulo, Brasil, Dunne Development Corporation; New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation.
In 2010, one of Ramona’s collages was chosen to represent Brooklyn Academy of Music’s DanceAfrica. It’s significant in that she was among the first dancers to perform on the first DanceAfrica stage in the late ‘70’s.