The Right Angle
By Manon Sander
Oil and cold wax on linen panel
12 x 12 in.
Available through the artist
Life led this artist from Berlin, Germany, to the US in the 90s. Calling coastal southern Florida her home now, her work is often inspired by this tropical paradise’s warm light and bright colors. People fishing is a common sight, and Manon couldn’t resist to tell their story by capturing the backlit figures trying to reel in dinner. She incorporated cold wax to create the texture of the background bridge, walls and the water.
No matter where she goes, Manon finds excitement in the light and its shifting, shimmering spectrum of colors and the patterns of light and shadow it creates. However, Manon does not simply paint because the colors she sees are beautiful, but rather because the colors she feels are. A strong believer in finding joy in the little things in life, she seeks to share the moments that give her the most happiness.
Manifesting these twinkles of delight through vivid oils has brought Manon to numerous awards, national juried exhibitions, galleries, invitational and juried festivals, and inclusion in publications such as and PleinAir Magazine, Southwest Art, American Art Collector, and Fine Art Connoisseur. Manon was recognized by being awarded signature status with the National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society. She feels passionate about passing her skills and enthusiasm on to others and has repeatedly served as faculty member at Plein Air South.
She teaches her popular painting classes, national and international workshops, and organizes artist retreats. Manon sees painting as being as natural and necessary as breathing and 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.
• Plein Air South, FL, September 2021
• Winter Park Paint Out, FL, October 2021
• Sedona Paint Out, AZ, October 2021
• Sedona Workshop, AZ, November 2021
• Wekiva Paint Out, FL, February 2022
• Forgotten Coast Paint Out, FL, March 2022
• Lighthouse ArtCenter Paint Out, FL, March 2022
• Artist Retreat Tuscany, May and June 2022