Rhona LK Schonwald

"The fascinating rhythm and interplay of nature-inspired colors spins the magic that kindles the soul. Color relationships embody human emotions and interactions, evoking serenity, sensuality, and joy. Each painting is a mysterious, intuitive adventure all its own, and I love the journey! "

Schonwald began experimenting with abstraction after years of creating realistic works. Her first viewers were her children, who became excited and exclaimed, "they look like clouds, only in color!" Creating imaginary worlds became Schonwald's passion. The process of stimulating and illuminating minds with ideas permeates and enriches every other facet of the artist's life.

Working with oil paint because of its luminosity, the artist starts by adding special media that allows the paint to flow, then begins her dance of color. Her goal is to take both the painting and the viewer to another emotional level by using bold gestures and the inherent nature of the paint to create an organic flow. Each composition is a brilliant ballet of colors leaping across the canvas.

College professors at University of Maryland and beyond taught Schonwald the foundations of art, but her current technique came from realizing that she considered the backgrounds of paintings to be more interesting than the foregrounds. Enamored by Helen Frankenthaler and Paul Jenkins, she felt the impetus to explore, experiment, and embark on unique visual affirmations of life.

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First Bloom
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 450 - $ 1,950
Universal Energy I
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 300 - $ 950
Universal Energy II
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 300 - $ 950
Golden Canyon III
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 300 - $ 950
Golden Canyon II
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 300 - $ 950
Golden Canyon I
Giclee Print

by Rhona LK Schonwald
$ 300 - $ 950
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
SPECTRUM, Miami, Florida USA, Miami, 2016
HORSE SPIRIT GALLERY, ELLICOTT CITY, MARYLAND, JURIED REPRESENTATION, 2015
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WOMEN ARTISTS, LAKE WORTH, FLORIDA, ARMORY, 2015
WOMEN IN THE VISUAL ARTS, BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, JURIED MEMBER, 2014 TO PRESENT
NATIONAL LEAGUE OF AMERICAN PEN WOMEN, BETHESDA, MARYLAND USA, CHAPTER PRESIDENT, 2008 TO 2012
Collections
UNIVERSAL SIGNS, INDEPENDENT MOVIE, PHILADELPHIA, PA, 2010
FREEMAN CENTER, DUKE UNIVERSITY, DURHAM NORTH CAROLINA, 2003
AMERICAN CONSULATE, DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, 2014
RIO HOTEL, RIO HOTEL, LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, 2005
COMPOSER TOMMIE HAGLUND, CD & ALBUM, SWEDEN, 2016