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. Since 2001, she has been working in her "digital darkroom" where she has full control of the process of turning the image she visualized in the camera into its closest representation for the viewer. She is also experimenting with painting in the computer and has produced a series called "Riffs on the Theme of Creation", based on a series of her paintings called "Songs of Wind and Water". She scans in slides of one or two paintings, combines and manipulates them into spheres and works them in photoshop until she achieves 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". Her work is in many private and corporate collections.