Live Encounters Poetry & Writing 13th Anniversary December 2022.
the Irish Artist who has
contributed 88 cover artworks
for Live Encounters Poetry & Writing since March 2016.
Emma Barone is a contemporary visual artist based in Birr, Ireland. She makes still life and contemporary 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 kitchen design to jewellery design.
Barone’s work has been featured in various publications including The Irish Arts Review, Live Encounters Magazine, 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 along with a host of group shows, her work is in private and public collections including the Amsterdam World Trade Centre, Midlands Regional Hospital, Offaly County Council, Tullamore DEW Visitors Centre & The Irish Hospice Foundation.
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, 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 along with the colour combinations and the way it all works together in creative harmony. Emma is currently studying Expressive Arts Therapy and hopes to integrate this into her practice.
Her 88 cover artworks can be viewed here: https://issuu.com/liveencounters