July 12, 2018: News from the Studio
Updated: Jul 27, 2018
This is my first blog posting where I will be sharing my continuing journey as a visual artist so please provide feedback! Before I dive in, let me answer the question everyone is asking me: Why did I leave Salesforce and the security of a corporate job? People who know me well appreciate that being a full-time artist has consistently been my dream even while I put my art on hold to provide financial stability for my family - something I lacked growing up. Without going into all the ins and outs of such a personal decision, I now have a new definition of success which is to put my artistic talent to good use and to find an audience for my artwork while remaining authentic to my creative vision.
As an artist I find myself drawn to images where I capture a specific mood or time of day. Many of my paintings have water elements or share a common color palette. Sometimes these lead to series of paintings where I explore a particular subject such as with this new available artwork:
"And the Water Shall Rise" 24"Hx30"W Oil on Linen
"And the Water Shall Rise" is the latest and most epic painting in my "Manasquan Beach" series which are inspired by a recurring dream/nightmare of tidal waves battering the Jersey Shore (yes very Freudian!). I have a powerful emotional connection to this particular configuration of land, ocean, inlet, and jetty based on a lifetime of idyllic summers vacationing there with extended family. The painting is a surreal expression rendered in a cool palette of greens, blues and purples. The menacing tidal waves and stormy sky are juxtaposed against a jumble of whimsical houses. The perspective is broad - as if the viewer is taking in the scene from an omniscient viewpoint.
Until next time,
Emily Gilman Beezley