Live Encounters Poetry & Writing March 2021.
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 various publications including Live Encounters Magazine, 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. Emma has exhibited extensively throughout Ireland, with 22 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.
Since 2016 Emma has contributed sixty-two of her original artworks for the covers of Live Encounters Poetry & Writing, Live Encounters Young Poets & Writers and Live Encounters Books. Her artwork has also featured in Live Encounters Magazine.
Over the years many poets and writers’ names have graced the covers but never that of Emma. So I thought it fitting to acknowledge her contribution to Live Encounters and its international brains trust of poets and writers.
In these uncertain times Art in all its avatars gives us spiritual strength and a meaning to living in a world that appears to be confined within the four walls of our homes.
Perhaps Art is Hope that emerged from Pandora’s box.
Thank you Emma.