Rhonda Marineau was born in Halifax, NS and has lived her whole life in Dartmouth, NS. She is a self-taught artist and began painting in 1995 primarily in acrylic, watercolour and the occasional mixed media. She has been a contributing artist at the Teichert Gallery since 1998 and has participated in a number of shows in Halifax, Dartmouth and Lunenburg. She is a member of Canadian Society Painters in Watercolour, Dartmouth Visual Arts Society, Contemporary Art Society of NS and Visual Arts Nova Scotia.
Painting allows me to express my connection with the world around me. I have always had a desire for making something with my hands. I love the challenge of conveying a 3D subject in a 2D format. Whether I am painting a realistic image or an abstract one, I love to share my vision of how I perceive the world. Painting can often be a way of distressing or escaping the pressures of daily life and it’s very satisfying to realize that something you have created may outlast generations to come.