Near Ironton, Michigan Emily explored the sights, sounds and smells of summer. In kindergarten she had her first real taste of Winter in Charlevoix. Oberlin, Ohio was Emily’s Winter home with Summers spent in Northern Michigan. Wanting to become a Michigander, she attended and graduated from Albion College with a Bachelors of Arts, majoring in Studio Art. While enrolled in post graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University, she studied watercolor and discovered her artistic connection with God.
Emily earned her Masters in Social Work Degree from The University of Houston. Through her work as a Clinical Social Worker she was privileged to be present with people in their suffering, in their struggling, in their hope and in their healing.
Out of this profession Emily was given the sight to express the emotional, physical and spiritual depths of the human experience through her paintings.
While living in Grand Rapids Emily was a member of the Grand Rapids Watercolor Society. In Houston she was a Board Member and on the Advisory Board of City ArtWorks, a non-profit art education organization and a member of The Art League of Houston.
In Northern Michigan Emily is a member of Artists North Art Center, Crooked Tree Arts Center, and The Jordan River Arts Council.
In addition to Private Collectors the following organizations have acquired her paintings:
Eastview Christian Church, Normal, Illinois
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, Houston, Texas
Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Several companies have licensed Emily’s images, including Anchor Wallace Publishing, DEMDACO, FrameChangers and Red Letter Nine. Her images have been an integral part of worship services.
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