"The images we create in our hearts and our minds seem to change us and our surroundings."
The images we create in our hearts and our minds seem to change us and our surroundings. I've noticed it happening more and more in the last several years. Interesting transformations are taking place around our house. Rooms are beginning to look more and more like the still life we've been painting and new paintings reflect the garden landscape and the ponds that we've created around our property. It's a chain reaction that is enriching our lives.
I believe in the power of image and I think it applies to the world at large. I feel that the violent and sensational pictures that we watch daily permeate and shape our lives and our culture in a significant way. For this reason I believe that we need new powerful, beautiful and healing images that change the way we imagine and create our world. I believe in art that is characterized by joy, beautiful design and a sense of mystery. When I paint, I celebrate life. Finding, creating, and living with the images that speak to me is turning out to be a great adventure and sharing them with others is a part of the joy.
Artist Resume / Curriculum Vitae
Renee Emanuel, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, creates colorful landscape and still-life paintings that celebrate her strong connection to the landscape and the still life objects that she loves. She has been recognized as an award winner in the recent publication, The Best of America, Watercolor Artists and Artisans. A graduate of Marywood University, she received an MFA in Painting and is a signature member of the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. Her work was also selected for the books Watercolor Expressions and The Best of Acrylic Painting, and was the focus of an article, "Cherished Objects" in Country Living Magazine. Her paintings were awarded recognition in The Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisans and represented in the "Small Works, North America" exhibition in Fairfield, Connecticut. Most recently, she participated in a three person show called City Light at the Melberger Art Center in Scranton, PA. and in a two person exhibition, "An Intimate Landscape" at the Butternut Gallery in Montrose PA. She is also one of the contemporary artists invited to participate in the show, "Art of the Land" at the Everhart Museum in Scranton PA through the summer.
She is represented by the Landing Gallery in Rockland Maine and Long Island and her work can be seen online at www.etstudioart.com. She"ll be presenting a plein-air workshop at the Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Rockland, Maine in August of 2008.