all about emily
Once upon a time, there was a silly little girl with big dreams. She drew her first smiley face before her 2nd birthday. She would steal her father's computer paper (remember that kind from the early '90s, that was all connected in one long ream, with holes in the side? Yeah, that kind).
She would draw out stories before she could write them.
That girl was me. I'm still silly, even if I'm not so little these days. And I still have big dreams. I've always known I wanted to be an artist, and despite a few detours along the way, that's exactly what I grew up to be.
My journey took me to college to be an art teacher, then it took me 1000 miles away from home to a new college to be an animator and visual effects artist. It took me to Orlando, FL, and then to Los Angeles, CA. My journey took me to small, independent film studios and the commercial division of a bigger studio. Eventually my journey led me to my hometown, and it led me to accepting a position at an architectural illustration firm. And finally my journey led me to where I am today: a self-employed artist.
Ever since December 2017, it's been a beautiful whirlwind of variety. I have worked on watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, and digitally painted illustrations. I have done portraits of children, spouses, and pets.
My pet portraits are so popular and fun! I have also designed greeting cards and post cards. Recently, I started thinking about puzzles and calendars, too! I have done some design work and made some logos. I started doing face painting in 2018, and it is such a delightful addition to my business. And as of September 2020, I have finally finished writing and illustrating a children's book about Type 1 Diabetes. The book will be available to purchase soon!
I am currently living and working in Pittsburgh, PA (back to my hometown) with my son. I love it here. It will always be home, and so much of my heart lives here.
If you'd like to see what prints I have available currently for purchase, please check out my Etsy shop. If you'd like to commission a piece, please reach out to me about pricing and options at the contact form on my page. You may want to check the FAQ section as well!
Thank you for visiting. I'm glad you're here.
Artistically & always yours,
I was around 2 years old in this photo, drawing at the table with my kitty looking on.
This was taken in my kitchen as I was dyeing paper for a collage canvas project.
Just a little me, being silly