Renée Emanuel, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, graduated summa cum laude from Marywood University with an MFA in Painting. She creates colorful paintings in acrylic, watercolor and casein that celebrate her strong connection to the land and the still life objects that evoke an interior landscape.
She has been recognized as an award winner in the publication, The Best of America, Watercolor Artists and Artisans. She 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. She participated in a three person show called City Light at the Melberger Art Center in Scranton, PA. Other exhibitions include, “An Intimate Landscape” at the Butternut Gallery in Montrose PA,“Art of the Land” and “Flocks and Feathers” at the Everhart Museum in Scranton PA. She has been awarded special recognition for her casein paintings. In May of 2013 and again in 2014 she received the Jack Richeson Shiva Award at the Juried exhibitions of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at the Salmugundi Club in NYC Her painting Joy Spring received the top award in casein painting category at their 63rd Exhibition. In September of 2015, she exhibited paintings from Maine and Pennsylvania in a well-received two person show at ArtWorks Gallery in Scranton, PA. In 2016, Misericordia College featured her still life paintings in a solo exhibition called “The Golden Moment” and she received the Eric Gurney award at the NSPCA. She’s looking forward to a two person exhibition in May, 2019 at the Dutot Museum in the Delaware Water Gap, PA.
She also loves to share her passion for painting with her students. Currently, she co-teaches plein-air workshops with her husband Bill Teitsworth in Pennsylvania and in Rockland, Maine. They’re planning to offer a workshop in Maine later this year in September and offer classes at their studio in Moscow. Additional information on workshops and on her work can be found online at www.etstudioart.com .