“Landscapes can reflect a wide spectrum of postures, expressions and emotions. Even though the landscape is an unmoving mass, ever-changing combinations of seasons, light quality or time of day brings constant change, life and personality to a scene. My challenge and goal is to capture that moment that inspires me. That is to translate and express the experience of the beauty of nature and its structure of what I see and feel.”
New to Nevada in 2009, Emma is a New Jersey transplant via a 38 year residency in California. The vast physical beauty of the basin and range landscapes coupled with
the broad and extensive sky has been the spark of inspiration to pursue a long time passion of painting.
Enjoying a professional career as an architect, Emma received a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Architecture from Rhode Island School of Design, is a licensed architect, certified interior designer and is LEED accredited. She has practiced with noted firms in New York, London and Los Angeles and has her own practice.
Additional art studies have included Kean College, NJ; The Institute for American Universities, Avignon, France; Carmel Art Foundation, Carmel, CA; Mark Farina, Pacific Grove, CA; Erik Holland, Reno, NV; Lavern Lightfoot, Reno, NV; David McCamant, Reno, NV; Lady Jill Mueller, Reno, NV; Brian Blood, Pebble Beach, CA; Jean LeGassick, Silver City, NV and Phyllis Schaffer, CA.
Recently in 2014 she was awarded Second Place in oil paintings at the Latimer Club’s Miniature Works Exhibit and in 2013 and 2015 received Honorable mention. In 2014 and 2015 Third Place Best of Show was won in the Carson Valley Art Association’s Scholarship Exhibit/Sale and Professional Development Grants were awarded from the Nevada Arts Council in 2013 and 2015.
Emma’s works are currently shown at the Markleeville Art Gallery, Markleeville, CA; Saint Mary’s Art Center, Virginia City, NV, Reno Artist’s Co-op, Art Indeed, Reno,NV
Carson Valley Art Association Exhibits and local exhibits for the Nevada Land Trust, Scenic Nevada and other Art Town venues.