Emma Hope Shane
From Colorado, Emma Hope Shane is a realist painter and alumna of Wheaton College and the Florence Academy of Art. Her carefully-rendered landscapes radiate stillness, and her paintings evoke a characteristic sense of wonder and joy. Her artistic influences include Joaquín Sorolla, Emil Carlsen, Isaac Levitan, and Rembrandt. Shane focuses on the presence of light in space and the spiritual nature of all things, and her philosophy of painting centres on art being an act of love and hospitality to the viewer.