Roni Sumer’s lifelong commitment to the study of art began at Oberlin College of Fine Arts in Oberlin, Ohio where at an early age she received training in both the visual and performing arts. Her passion for both led her to continue her fine and performing arts studies at the Ohio State University in Columbus, after which she developed a modest acting career. Then in 1996, the artist discovered watercolor painting and has since devoted all her artistic energy toward the technique as well as building the body of work, which she is proud to share with you today. Her passion for shadow is evident both in her work and in her comments:
“I am especially intrigued at painting shadow and the color that reflects into a shadow from the surrounding environment. Shadows exist wherever there is light; my watercolor paintings depict the bright color and the shadow.”
“I use watercolor as my media because the transparent paints flow together to create translucence and unique colors that reflect the emotions and rhythms I want to portray. Watercolor also allows me to capture that ever elusive shadow that I love to paint. As you view my paintings, look for the color and beauty of the subject but also look for the shadows!”
Roni paints daily, from her studio. Her subjects, taken from the real world, include figures, landscapes, cityscapes, seascapes, flowers and other scenes of nature.