Joanne Cellar’s paintings vividly capture the energy dynamics and also the serene moments of family life. She conveys a keen insight into her subject matter through her paint handling. She seduces her viewers with bold choices of color and uses sumptuous applications of paint to create intriguing surface textures. Cellar’s pictures convey beautiful illusions, present yet not completely there. The expressive marks of the palette knife reveal the forms, yet simultaneously conceal them, becoming a visual metaphor for both movement and memory.