Joan Emanuelli Sanchez is a Contemporary Realism Artist from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who now resides in Orlando, Florida.


His distinctive personal style emanates from passion and emotion which portrays numerous perspectives in a variety of subjects in acrylics and oils.


He brings to life, scenic landscapes, interiors scenes, water reflections, portraits, still life and everyday people, along with architectural perspectives. Much of his subject matter reveals a deep contrasting of harmonious colors and bold compositions. With the artists' interpretation, he welcomes his viewers into his personal visual journey.


From a young age, he displayed an interest in drawing and sketching but it wasn’t until his later years that he started his formal Art education at the Bayamon Art School in Puerto Rico in 2004. This furthered the skills he developed in Architectural Drawing where he studied at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.


His artistic pursuits were postponed for more than a decade, and it wasn’t until he retired as an army combat veteran in 2014 that he decided to resume the pursuit of his artistic career. He enrolled as a student at Crealde School of Art, Winter Park, Florida, where he later was granted a Fellowship in the Painting and Drawing Department (P&D). In January 2019 he was selected as a Studio Artist of the same department.


In 2016, he was awarded 1st place in the 35th Juried Student Exhibition at Crealde School of Art in the Painting & Drawing category. In 2017, he participated in various exhibitions such as “Tapestry - Americas United” at Banco de Brasil, “Emerge” at the Showalter Hughes Community Gallery and “Policronistas” a collective art show of Puerto Rican Artists. The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens Emerging Artist Program selected him as the first Emerging Artist for the Winter Park Paint Out 2018. Most recently he was part of the collective show "Epifany" at New Concept Gallery.

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