Hello! My name is Emily and I am a self-taught artist based in inner-city Brisbane, where I live with my husband, our very energetic toddler and our less energetic 11 year old rescue dog. I can always be found tinkering away in my little home studio, which is my first 'proper' studio space since starting full time painting in 2019. It has beautiful views out to the hills of the inner west, and I love the little oasis that the space offers for me to create in.
I predominantly use acrylics to paint floral scenes and still life arrangements, however lately I've also been honing my landscape skills. Broadly, my work aims to capture and celebrate the ‘aliveness’ of a moment in time: to encourage both myself as the artist, and you as the viewer, to be completely grounded in the present.
I find the whole process of completing a painting very meditative, from foraging florals and foliage, arranging them to form a lovely composition, mixing beautiful colours and slowly layering loose brushstrokes until I think a piece is done. I frequently draw back on my design skills by stitching together photos, sketches and memories in my mind to design an arrangement.
My work can be found in regional galleries around Australia and I also sell a lot of my work directly to the collector, because I love the story behind why someone connects with my paintings. I have a weekly series called Sunday still life, where I paint two 30x30cm still life studies in different arrangements and sell via Instagram every Sunday at 5pm AEST (it's been running for over 120 weeks!). I also take on limited commissions spots per year.
Please follow me on Instagram to see a little more of my process. You can also sign up to my newsletter – it is here that I send the occasional email about available work from the studio, which galleries my paintings are in and any new print releases. You can also email me at any time via firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or questions you may have.
I love getting to know the people that connect with my art and I very much appreciate the support from you all. Thank you so much for being here!