Bringing Color to Our Community
Artist Lisa Remeny's larger-than-life paintings bring to life South Florida's lush tropical foliage and vivid skies in some of the most unexpected places.
For years, her artwork – celebrating local treasures of nature, like mangos, coconut palm, bamboo, seagrapes, ginger and bananas – has appeared on posters for the Coconut Grove Arts Festival twice, the 2016 Miami International Boat Show and the Tropical Baroque Festival, among other events.
Look up at the ceiling of Schnebly Redland's Winery tasting room in Homestead and you'll see her huge royal poinciana mural. And now, her colorful art is covering up unattractive utility boxes.
Remeny says the idea for the utility-box wraps came after a chance meeting with a classmate at a high school reunion. Vicky Stein Helms, who with her husband, Wade, owns Edd Helms Group Electrical and Air Conditioning, had been following Remeny's work over the years. "Wade was working on the 75th Annual Miami Boat Show and had the idea to dress up his electrical cabinets over at the Miami Marine Stadium," says Remeny.
Five weeks later, six images were selected and printed, and technicians installed them in time for the first Boat Show on the property. The once unsightly boxes were beautified, and will remain in place indefinitely.
For more information about Remeny's projects, visit her website.