Full Artist's statement
Dr. Rona Eisner began a career as a painter and photographer as she was curtailing, and eventually retiring from, a 35-year career as a psychotherapist. In both her painting and her photography she loves to work in vibrant color, looking for abstract patterns and exciting subjects.
From 2001 to 2017, she worked primarily in her "digital darkroom" where she had full control of the process of turning the image she visualized in the camera into its closest representation for the viewer.
She also experimented with painting in the computer and produced a series called "Riffs on the Theme of Creation", based on a series of her paintings called "Songs of Wind and Water". She scanned in slides of one or two paintings, combined and manipulated them into spheres and worked them in Photoshop until she achieved the final "Creation" image. This series of 13 images was shown at Glenview Mansion in June, 2010, and at Smith College, where 2 were bought for the president's mansion.
Her work has been in many shows in the Washington area. Her image of "Magic Puff" was a first place winner in a Capital Arts Network show and was one of 100 images chosen in 2007 for the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) showcase "Expressions".
In the last few years, she has been primarily painting using bright acrylic colors in abstract designs, often on very large canvases, sometimes including collage. Her work is in many private and corporate collections.