Figurative Art in Contemporary Realism
Bea Doone-Merena is a contemporary realist artist who has mastered Renaissance oil painting techniques. With her unique perspective, lively sense of color, and bold compositions her mesmerizing paintings of portraits and figures have attracted the attention of many collectors and accolades.
She lives in Boca Raton, Florida and has been featured in numerous publications including Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Boca Raton News, Lake Worth News, West Palm Beach News and Palm Beach Post — all in the state of Florida.
Bea Doone-Merena, Vanity, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”
As a prolific artist her art work has been featured in many one-person and group exhibitions including those at Lake Worth Museum of Art, Boca Raton Cultural Center, Milagro Center, and Boca Museum. In 2016 she participated in seven exhibitions, including a large one-person exhibition of her work at Marta’s Loft, in Michigan.
The artist has won many First Place Awards and other honors from such distinguished art institutions as the Florida State Association National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW), and Manhattan Arts International, among others.
Bea Doone-Merena, Soul of the Rose, oil on canvas with gold leaf, 38” x 60”.
She explores the creative process from a different point of view, always eager to discover new directions. She states, “I’ve been experimenting with incorporating unique media into my paintings such as gold leaf. Multiple new works seem to emerge monthly.”
The painting “Soul of the Rose”, shown above, is a superb example of how she uses gold leaf to add a special glow to the already radiant work of art.
Bea Doone-Merena, Wrapped in Love, oil on canvas, 30” x 40” (each painting).
Doone-Merena explains, “I delight the most in flesh tones, for it is in these tones that the whole color palette is used. Oil, my favorite medium, flows over the canvas with a richness not found in other mediums. In applying all my wonderful lessons from the masters, I am able to bring the human body, nature and portraits to life.”
She adds, “This past summer my art has been an explosion of accents of single color applied strategically around the human body. They rivet the viewer to experience color shock like a contemporary painting.”
Bea Doone-Merena, Mystery Man, oil on canvas, 36” x 36”.
Bea Doone-Merena has received many commissions for her portrait paintings that capture the likeness and personality of her subjects.
She has presented demonstrations for her Renaissance painting techniques. Videos featuring her artwork and progressions of her paintings may be viewed on her website.
Banner: Sound of the Sea, oil on canvas, 40” x 40”
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