Emma Barone is a published artist recognized for her contemporary visual art, specializing in vibrant still life, abstract and landscape acrylic paintings on canvas. Emma has achieved recognition through 22 solo exhibitions and co-created two books with writer/poet Eileen Casey.
Beyond the canvas, she is deeply involved in the community and care sectors within the realm of arts and health. A highly creative and motivated artist/designer, Emma's work extends to visual arts and arts facilitation.
Her artistic practices are inherently participant-centric, emphasizing intuitive and process-led social engagements that yield meaningful outcomes. Devoted to leveraging the positive impact of art on communities, Emma served as a Creative/Arts Workshop Facilitator at Avista (Ashbrook) & Riverview Resources, Birr from 2019 to 2024, showcasing her commitment to using art as a powerful tool for connection and empowerment.
Emma Barone's diverse artistic journey is complemented by various educational pursuits and volunteer experiences. In 2022/23, she completed a Professional Diploma in Expressive Arts at ICPPD (International College of Personal and Professional Development). Her dedication to holistic development is evident in her participation in an "Introduction to Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy" course at ICPPD 2021, enriching her artistic practice with psychological insights.
More recently in 2024 she has participated in and successfully completed the 2-day Creative Exchanges course offered by Age & Opportunity.
Her educational repertoire includes a Special Needs Assisting QQI Level 6 from Forus Training and Training, Evaluation, and Delivery (Train the Trainer) QQI Level 6 with merit, through Offaly Local Development Company.
Her impact extends beyond the studio, with her work gracing private and public collections, including The Irish Hospice Foundation, Midlands Regional Hospital, Offaly County Council, Tullamore DEW Visitors Centre, and The Amsterdam World Trade Centre.
Emma has completed training in Child Protection and Safeguarding adults at risk of abuse.
She is affiliated with Visual Artists Ireland, Crafts Council of Ireland, and The Marketing Crowd (digital marketing school). Emma's commitment to the arts is exemplified by her association with Anam Beo - Arts & Health, receiving an Anam Beo Award.