Part visual travel journal, part diary, artist Renée Leone's vibrant series of geographic watercolor paintings offers entrancing vistas as seen through the artist's eyes and felt through her heart. Renée combines her affinity for the geometric patterning used in textiles, mosaics, and stained glass to create personal home and building portraits that depict not only what she saw in a particular location, but, more significantly, what she felt.
Beachside, Two by the Sea and A Sunset to Remember were all painted while vacationing on the Gulf Coast of Florida with a friend's family. The group had traveled south from Illinois by station wagon, audio recording their quirky adventure--staying only at roadside motels, eating at old-time diners, visiting the local restaurants and historical sites along the way. The road trip ended at the pristine white sandy beaches of the Panhandle of Florida, where the travelers drank sweet tea, snorkeled the crystal blue waters of the Gulf Coast and enjoyed delicious southern peach milkshakes.
Made in Chicago and hand signed.