The Artist and Her Art

Welcome to New Orleans music as seen through the eyes of celebrated local artist Emilie Rhys whose studio art (oil paintings of music-themed subjects) and fine-art pen and ink drawings created during live performances in the city’s famous clubs and festivals capture the energy, intensity, color and movement so vividly that you can hear the music in the artwork.​  

We at Scene by Rhys Fine Art care deeply about musicians and in homage to their inspiration we share with them cash commissions from sales of art in which they are depicted. 


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the artist

A 3rd generation artist whose art career spans over 40 years, Emilie Rhys has since October 24, 2011 been prolifically producing original artworks of musicians during live performances around New Orleans. Pen & ink on paper is her preferred live action medium.

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Between Bourbon and Royal Street in the historic French Quarter, Scene By Rhys Fine Art sits snug in the courtyard at 708 Toulouse.
Pay us a visit in person and spend a moment to flip through some of the sketchbooks, a unique view of the local music scene, as seen by Rhys (hence our name!).

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