Hi, I'm Emory!
I started painting late in college in 2016. I picked it up as something I was curious about and I never put it down. I'm a self-taught artist and I don't have a background in art. I have a degree in Education and I currently teach students with disabilities. I have a variety of interests and passions and painting is just one of them! What I love about painting is that it's a place where I can think on my toes and let go of control. Painting feels like problem solving to me, where each mark leads to the other as I figure out how to visually make it work. I also integrate my love of history in a variety of work by using old photos, books and creating collage pieces.
I was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta and have a love for all things Mississippi. I currently live in Jackson, MS. Over the years I have found a way to paint in my free time in a variety of spaces whether that be an extra closet or room or even below a canoe shop. I currently have a little home studio aka a back porch!
I represent my own work and my available work can be found in my online shop. I also do custom pieces and