Dale Emmart paints constantly changing skies en plein air. In this particular exhibit she focuses on Accessory Clouds, smaller clouds which accompany or are adjacent to larger cloud masses such as the Cumulus.
“Painting a sky is like attempting a race that one is prepared for, well shod, and warmed up. Choices are made instinctively, fresh with urgency as well as commitment. My skies are improvisational, based on observations that imitate gigantic illuminated form.”
Educated at the Cooper Union School of Art in New York (BFA) and Rhode Island School of Design (MFA Painting), Dale’s artistic vision has influenced literally thousands of budding young artists. A native New Yorker and lifelong teacher, Dale has been an instructor of art at New York’s Brearley School for the past 15 years, currently as the Head of the Art Department there. She has taught drawing, painting, and printmaking in numerous other positions at the Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design, Fordham University, Brooklyn College, and New York Institute of Technology, among many other fine art institutions in the US and abroad. Dale has led numerous painting workshops in Europe and is Co-Director of Plein Air Portugal in Amarante, Portugal.
Dale and her photographer husband Glenn split their time between New York City and rural Pennsylvania where their studios are located.
We are both pleased and fortunate to be exhibiting Dale Emmart’s paintings.