During years spent studying oil painting under the tutelage of nationally known oil painters, Manon developed her own distinct style, described as “representational with an impressionistic touch."
Even though Florida is a cornucopia of inspiration for this transplant from Germany, more important than the subject matter itself is Manon’s goal to capture the effects of light on a subject and the feeling it evokes, expressing it through interesting patterns, luminous color, and juicy brush strokes.
Manon participates in juried and invitational plein air competitions, and exhibits frequently in juried shows, locally and nationally. Her paintings were selected for and won awards in shows by the National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society and American Impressionist Society. Manon’s works are in private collections on three continents, continue to win awards and have been included in publications such as American Art Collector. Manon is a sought-after instructor teaching national and international painting workshops to students who keep coming back for more. Manon maintains a studio at the Village Art Studios in Tequesta, FL.
Ultimately, Manon aims to communicate her joie de vivre through paintings that reflect the color, light, and joy Manon feels surrounded by and is ever so grateful for.
You can visit Manon's website to view more of her work here.
Watch our Pandemic Artwork Stories conversation with Manon here.