A warm summer afternoon in Siena, Italy. Two men enjoy a coffee at an outdoor cafe while a young couple rests on a stoop. Warm light creates lovely highlights and shadows in the old streets. "There are many restaurants tucked into alleys in Siena," says Jonelle. "What seems to be a desolate street can be full of surprises." The edges of the piece are painted a raw umber.

- Jonelle Summerfield

Alley in Siena

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

12" h x 16" w x 1.5" d
1 lbs. 8 oz.



Jonelle Summerfield
Indiana, Pennsylvania

Getting to Know Jonelle

Although Jonelle Summerfield grew up surrounded by paintings, she initially gravitated toward fashion and design over fine art. Jonelle received her degree in Interior Design in 2001, after which her mother began teaching her to paint. It changed her life. Over the next ten years, Jonelle trained and painted extensively to become a full-time artist. She takes an impressionistic approach to romantic street scenes and city corners. The artist travels extensively throughout North America and Europe, photographing all of her own reference material. Jonelle says it is important for her to remember the mood and feeling of the location she’s painting.