Spirit Visions pairs two artists who are each channeling unique visions. The artworks reveal each artist’s productive compulsion to express personal inner worlds. Self-taught, using common materials in un-common application, they are creating paintings which reveal unique depictions of a vibrant world alive with spirit and energy.
Jacquilyn Eusanio’s large paintings are an exuberant statement of her reborn joy for life and of nature’s beauty, following her survival of a life-threatening illness. Colorful sunbeams, rain, rainbows, and flowers are main subjects, depicted in vivid, symbolic reality, while the occasional appearance of a semi-visible angel suggests the presence of the Holy Spirit.
Roger Conti’s paintings depict a lively world, crowded full of wide-eyed humans, squawking birds, and wildlife, all making direct eye-contact with the viewer. Richly saturated and textured forms and outlines suggests objects associated with children and their fantasies.
Eusanio is cancer survivor whose joie de vivre and creative energy now springs directly from an experience of being confronted with her mortality. She is an intuitive painter in the ”naive” genre. A self-taught artist whose act of painting is her “happy place”, Eusanio is a creative spirit who has had the personal opportunity to learn that ‘we are all on borrowed time’. Now connected with deeper insights, she expresses her vision directly in her emotional paintings with titles such as “Circle of Life”, “Sunshine” and “Serenity” that contain overt and symbolic representations of natural beauty and occasional symbols of the Holy Spirit. Alternating between visions of colorful exuberance and grisaille sobriety, she creates paintings to showcase the vibrancy of life that we inevitably take for granted.
Lives and works in Cape Canaveral, Florida
Conti was born in New York City and spent his childhood in Vero Beach.
He makes use of naive imagery which suggests objects associated with children and their fantasies. He moved to Miami and worked for many years as a hairdresser, all the while creating dynamic expressive paintings in his free time and selling them to his clients. This is his first gallery representation.
Lives and works in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida