Renée Emanuel, a native of Northeast Pennsylvania, graduated 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 Expressionsand The Best of Acrylic Painting, and was the focus of an article, “Cherished Objects” inCountry Living Magazine. Her paintings were awarded recognition in The Best of Pennsylvania Artists and Artisansand represented in the “Small Works, North America” exhibition in Fairfield, Connecticut. She participated in a three person show called City Lightat the Melberger Art Center in Scranton, PA. and in a two person exhibition,“ An Intimate Landscape” at the Butternut Gallery in Montrose PA. Her work was selected for the exhibitions “Art of the Land” and “Flocks and Feathers”at the Everhart Museum in Scranton PA. This year, she was selected to be on the jury of selection for the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic. For the past six years, she was a director at ArtWorks Gallery and Studio with her husband and fellow artist Bill Teitsworth. Together with Bill, her director Gloria Lance and coordinator Nicole Sawicki, she conceived and developed the space, the educational programs and the exhibition schedule. Currently, a full time artist, she teaches classes in watercolor and acrylics throughout the year at their studio in Moscow, Pennsylvania. She co-teaches plein-air workshops in Rockland, Maine with her husband. As a result of the great success of these events, they’ve been invited to present workshops in western Pennsylvania and in Florida.