Oscar Romp

"Clearly very good."
Tiffany Panter
Panter and Hall


Oscar Romp

Figurative Painting & Drawing, Unstill Lives, Action Portraits, Commissioned Site Specific Work

Curriculum Vitae


MA RCA Fine Art, Print Making. Royal College of Art (Awarded a distinction for Cultural History thesis "Art and Social Life") 1987-89.

BA Hons Art and Design (Subsidiary in Drama). Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds. 1982-85

Residencies and Commissions (a selection):

Window-Vision - Commissioned site-specific painting in reception area, with 40 ‘Windows Out’ original ceiling tile images above ward beds, Medical Assessment Unit. Commissioned by Frimley Park NHS Trust. 2006

The last Duel - Historical tapestry design illustration for Channel 4 TV docu-drama. Commissioned by the BBc through Mammal-create. Produced by Georgina Harvey.

Dresscodes, Street style and Insignia. Arts within Healthcare Residencies based in the Medical Assessment Unit and leading to site-specific artworks on Nursing Bay counters and walls. Frimley Park Hospital, North Hants Funded by South East Arts , mentored by Healing Arts. 2003-04.

Croydon Tartan - Collaborative mural on canvas referencing love, marriage and the Cultural History of Croydon’s Afro-Carribean Community. Commissioned by Croydon Council. 2004

Art on the Edge - Artist In Residence with London East Aids Network. Collaborative Residency Artworks including ‘Action Portraits’, drawing workshops and tutorials with staff and clients. Commissioned by the Krattiger Rennison Trust.

London Links - Collaborative murals, working with disabled children from Sutton Mencap. Ecological Theme. Commissioned by The National Trust, Morden Hall Park and London Arts. 2002

The Haven "Year of The Artist Residency" at The Sussex Beacon, leading to 4 site-specific canvasses, plus collaborative workshops. Funded by South East Arts. 2000-02.

Fusion Stories - Site-specific jazz-dance paintings for the Harrow Club leisure centre. Commissioned by Lyndons Arts Trust - Millennium Festival Fund. 1999-2000.

Fall of the Tree of Life and London Links ecological murals, arising from Visual Arts workshops and schoolchildren at Morden Hall Park Education Centre. Commissioned by the National Trust and London Arts. 1999-2002.

Timelines - Art and Archaeology Project, Commissioned by Cambridgeshire Heritage, Cambridge County Council. 1998-99.

The Passage - a series of 30 site specific corridor murals celebrating Kings College Hospital, and the surrounding area that it serves. Commissioned by Kings Healthcare NHS Trust. 1994-97.

A Book of Hours - Historical murals exploring mediaeval England, for Castle Castle Museum, commissioned by Mc Androids Ltd. 1994-97.

A Mural for Hartlepool - site specific exterior mural (60' x 40'). Commissioned by G.R.D Ltd, sponsored by Northern Arts, Cleveland Arts and ABBSA. 1992.

Exhibitions (a selection):

Designer Aujord Hui. Exhibition of Drawing at Les Halles-Place Du Marche-au Ble, La Fleche, France. Curated by Le Conseil d’administration.

The Haven - Phoenix Galleries, Brighton. Drawings, paintings and assemblages arising from The Sussex Beacon Residency, including collaborations with staff and patients. 2002.

Unstill Lives - A developing anthology of club-dance and figure paintings; solo exhibitions at the following venues: - The Rose and Crown Salon, Covent Gdn; The Metro cinema, W1; The Ritzy Cinema, Brixton; The Royal Festival Hall, London; The Pelerocco Hotel, Brighton; The Reliance Bar and The North Bar, Leeds; The Contact Theatre, Manchester; and Leeds Playhouse. 1999-2005

Various Group and individual Shows including Malvern Open Drawing competition, Candid Gallery, Blenheim Gallery, Museum of London and London Arts Café, Hanover Galleries, Liverpool. 1990-99.


Voices of Southwark Carers - Illustrated poetry. 1999.

Creating the Passage - Illustrated article for "Artery" - Arts for Health Journal. 1996.

150 Years of Printmaking at the Royal College of Art 1998.

The Marcan Handbook of Arts Organisations - commissioned illustrations. 2000.

Year of the Artist - February issue, Jackdaw Magazine. 2001.

You've got the Floor - Straight No Chaser, Volume 2, issue 26, Summer 2003

Public Collections:

The Museum of London - prints and drawings.

The Gray Art Gallery, Hartlepool.

Wakefield Art Gallery - print loan collection

Kings College Hospital, London

The Sussex Beacon, Brighton

The National Trust - Morden Hall Park

Teaching Experience:

Figurative Observation drawing, (Foundation Students), Middlesex University, Cat Hill Site. 1999.

Seminars and slide presentations on business practice, the creative process, working to brief, and Figurative Drawing to MA and BA, and A Level students at RCA, Camberwell School of Art, Bretton Hall College, University of Leeds and Coulsden College. 1997.

Etching and lithography masterclass (with BA students). 1990-91.