Roame is an artistic collaboration between Horacio Lertora (Argentine born, 1956) and Melissa Mastrangelo (American born, 1971). Having started as sign makers in 2007, Roame's work is still deeply rooted in the art of advertising, as seen with their frequent use of text, bold fonts, and eye-popping color. After years of exploring different artistic paths, in 2014 this husband and wife team merged their talents in an effort to create exciting mixed media art. As a contemporary painter, Melissa develops the theme and composition of each piece, which she paints and collages, while Horacio creates large scale hand-made stencils of the subjects being celebrated. Roame's work is constructed using hand-cut stencils, paper collage, acrylic paint, and spray enamel on an assemblage of individual wooden panels and tiles. The result is a playful interaction between imagery, verbiage, color, and typeface, full of visual surprises. Roame's inspiration derives from advertising posters, billboards, surf culture, street art, music, vintage comics, quilting patterns, as well as the appreciation of distressed objects, particularly wood and paper. During the past decade, their work can be found by way of fine art shows, both the indoor gallery setting as well as outdoor festivals, and commercial projects such as murals, restaurants, and resorts. Currently Roame works from their studio in Palm Beach County, and tours the country selling art.