Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Friday, July 9, 2010

For the past nine months, I have used painting as a way to express my emotions during the progression of my father's illness-pancreatic cancer. I have minimal training in this field but have been exposed to my mother's abstract work from a young age as well as those works from museums, books, exhibits, etc. My dearest father past away two weeks ago tomorrow. It is crazy to think that losing a parent is one of the most difficult things that a person must undergo throughout their lives. It feels so surreal yet reality with the fact that he is no longer with us. I can only hope for others that they have the chance to live in the moment with the ones that they love like I was so fortunate to do. And to cherish the memories that they have with one another.

I am at a turning point in my artistic career. I am approaching the finish line for hair school and will be working in a salon locally. It is a time full of change and rebirth.

I am planning on showing a new series of monochromatic paintings that were triggered by my emotions and feelings about what has taken place in my life. I can only hope that these paintings create a response from the viewer that where they would like to see more.


Emily is prolific in her work and strives to achieve balance in what she creates. Color is a driving force: the use of contrasting colors, unconventional color combinations, and monochromatic themes are evident. Her approach to composition immerses the viewer in an environment containing both rhythm and movement that leads the viewer’s eye around the painting. She also accomplishes this by focusing on the details of the individual strokes. Her work is conceptual, relating movement, definition of space and different perspectives. Her creative process is additive; it progresses intuitively from a basic infrastructure, adding layers that are both deliberate and pronounced. The materials she uses are canvas, oils, paint mediums, and acrylic. With all these things encompassed, a sense of balance is achieved and her rate of production continues within this discipline of work. Although she works from an intuitive place, where she allows her inner spirit to come through, her explorations of manipulating oil paint are evoked through her deliberate approach to applying paint.


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