Kym A. Rampa
“Moon River”
March 2014,
Acrylic on canvas,
60 x 48 inches
This Painting is half of the entire painting. At this time I didn't have any knowledge that I had cancer and life was exciting and exuberant like the rush of a river after the snow melts rushing towards you with the glow of the moonlight!
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Kym A. Rampa, “Moon River” March 2014, Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 48 inches
Kym A. Rampa
"Betwixt"
May 2015
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches
I painted this after being diagnosed with uterine cancer. My feelings were very much all over the place. Feelings of the unknown, the disbelief, anger, anxiousness, and of course the " why me " and being numb at the same time.
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Kym A. Rampa, "Betwixt", May 2015, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches
Kym A. Rampa
“Suddenly A Sun Shower”
May 2016,
Acrylic on canvas,
30 x 48 inches
After several treatments of chemo and radiation slowly I regained my strength and started feeling more like my old self. I actually was commissioned to paint, and I began painting again for myself . “Suddenly a sun shower” represents my feelings of the warmth and light of the sun and the coolness and cleansing of the rain. The feeling to start fresh!
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Kym A. Rampa, “Suddenly A Sun Shower” May 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 30 x 48 inches
Kym A. Rampa
"A stormy night in Venice"
May 2016
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
Represents that dark feeling you get in the middle of the night when all your doubts and fears come about and you can't get all the answers. That dark soupy feeling, of wondering will the cancer be gone for good or will it return, and what if it does? And Venice represents a place that can be very transient.
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Kym A. Rampa, "A stormy night in Venice" May 2016, Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 inches
Kym A. Rampa
"Pondering"
June 2016
Acrylic on canvas
36 x 36 inches
At this point everything seems to be moving along and cancer has been placed on hold and you can't help but look at life very differently and you don't want to take anything for granted. So you stop to smell the roses and ponder at the life going on around you!
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Kym A. Rampa, "Pondering" June 2016, Acrylic on canvas 36 x 36 inches
Kym A. Rampa
"DESPERATE ... SAVE US!!"
Much to my dismay, life messed with me again; my cancer is back and so is my recurring nightmare from years ago when my father died... In my nightmare we were on a beach and a huge wave comes out of nowhere and takes him... My dad had no idea or chance to see or know what I was doing with my life. Now with a vengeance this monstrous wave is back in my dreams trying to take me in its vicious folds but unlike my nightmares, this is in fact my reality, the pain associated with each virulent Chemo session every 3-4 weeks.... weakening me ... bone pain beyond description... NO TARGETED THERAPY available for my type of cancer

There is NO CURE but I am HOPING to keep it at bay with chemotherapy as long as my body can tolerate it. So the fear is very real, but my dream now is to find an end to this venomous disease and to move forward with life; living as a pain free HUMAN being...
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Kym A. Rampa, "DESPERATE ... SAVE US!!" Acrylic paint on canvas 6ft x 7ft 2 in August 2017

Chasing her dream by the ocean, Kym’s kindred spirit for artistic exploration, propelled her to commence her academic art studies at the recognized artist’s colony in New England, the prestigious Endicott College for Women in Beverly, Massachusetts culminating into an associate arts degree. At Endicott, she received academic recognition for her visionary video short abstract reflecting oceanic inspirations to Pink Floyd.

The tides changed for Kym following her internships at Goldman & Lange and with Paul Bacon, Book Jacket Illustrator for Simon & Schuster in New York City. Enamored by the city landscape, Kym earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts.

Kym’s professional career began as a freelance textile designer creating designs, repeats, and coloringsfor fabrics and wall coverings. Afterseveral years of working with textiles she took some time to raise a family; two wonderful girls Jessica and Gabrielle, though continuing various illustrations and commissioning work from home. Designing and creating her home studio inspired her to interior design work culminating into the world of fine decorative painting which includes: murals as well as two- dimensional acrylic paintings with murals, faux painted walls in mixed medium from the simple to the more complex as well as raised hand-made stencils and painted furniture. Kym’s repertoire of work also includes her most passionate to date; abstract canvases inspired by her love for nature and abstract portraitures of people and pets. You can view her portfolio available upon request at www.kymrampa@gmail.com.

Along life’s path, a rare and aggressive cancer recently gripped her life with a vengeance and with all the bad that cancer can be, Kym’s perspective and insight to what moves and defines the human condition is ever more defined in her work giving her new meaning for living; “Reliving”. As important has having a sense of humor in the face of cancer, Kym embraces Geoffrey Beene Foundation’s slogan, “Have a Sense of Humansm”.

Born in Buffalo to Edwin and Joan Paradowski, the family moved to White Plains NY when Kym was 14. Her mother, an art teacher for many years exposed Kym and her sister Robin to art at a very early age. While her mother was studying for her master’s degree Kym and Robin took art classes at the Albright Knox Art Gallery which was where the love for art began...

A recent grandmother to John Paul, Kym now resides in Yorktown Heights, NY with her husband Andrew, an “artist” in his construction business and their darling Greater Swiss Mountain dog, good ole Diesel.

Have a Sense of Human™

MISSION STATEMENT: To promote EMPATHY for cancer patients and caregivers by making the public aware of cancer’s insidious destructive force on the Individual; physically, emotionally and psychologically and to INFLUENCE the urgent need for the public, private industry and government officials to proactively SUPPORT NEW CANCER RESEARCH in order for the scientific community to find new solutions to save lives … hopefully ending human misery from this despicable disease. The artist is the best vehicle to make this case. Only with “new” research can there be hope … more “new” research saves lives. “Revelations™” will “Frame” the urgency and provide a platform to underscore the necessity for people globally to put greater pressure on private enterprise and government to provide greater funding for new cancer research.