Emma Barone – Underwater Dream

Profile Emma Barone LE Mag Feb 2017

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Underwater Dream, stunning paintings by Emma Barone, contemporary visual artist

Underwater Dream is a series of paintings based on the idea of how being underwater can distort, enhance and ultimately change one’s perspective. The physical action of being underwater transports me to a different dimension where the internal sensation and field of vision can only be expressed through the process of art. I can then capture these sensations through my work. Emotions such as happiness, exhilaration, breathlessness, fear, floating, flying is evident throughout. Some of my work already has underwater characteristics. I’m finding a mirror image between sea and sky, bedrock and seabed. I have explored and developed this aquatic landscape in terms of origin, process and objective.

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Emma Barone is a contemporary visual artist. She makes still life and landscape paintings in acrylic on canvas. She studied animation and has an eclectic design background that ranges from interior design to architectural ceramics, and from stained glass to jewellery design. Barone’s work has been featured in publications including The Irish Arts Review, Senior Times, House and Home, and the Sunday Independent; and she has published two books in collaboration with the Hennessy Award winning writer, Eileen Casey.

Barone has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, with 19 solo exhibitions under her belt, her work is in private and public collections including the Amsterdam World Trade Centre, Midlands Regional Hospital, Offaly County Council and Tullamore DEW Visitors Centre.

All Emma’s work is connected, People know her for her unique style of painting.

Strong colours, imagery and the way that they amalgamate are consistent in all her work, past and present. Elements of trees, water, space, sky, geometry and the microcosm of nature weren’t intentional, they just appeared in the paintings as if there was a higher power at work. Her inspiration comes from actually doing the work not to mention the magic bits and the colour combinations and the way it all works together in creative harmony.

As she progresses and changes, her work changes, but it always seems to know where it’s going.


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