I painted this from a reference photo that I took in my hometown of Indiana, PA. While I am usually a night person, I occasionally sign up for early morning gym classes, which forces me to get an early start to the day. Then I wish I could always be a morning person, and feel inspired to capture the colors in the sky, clean smell in the air and feeling of solitude.

- Jonelle Summerfield

Sunrise on Church Street

Oil painting on stretched linen
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

16" h x 20" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 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.