• Emily Gilman Beezley

Thoughts about my Father

I had a difficult relationship with my father who passed away in December of 2018. He was a charismatic and cultured man who loved the finer things in life without always having the means to afford them. He divorced my mother when I was 5 and my brothers were 6 and 7 and was lackadaisical about child support. One of my early memories is Mom telling us to bring back money from our Dad whenever we stayed with him on weekends. As an adult I chose a stable career in Financial Services technology rather than risk being a 'starving artist'. It was important for me to feel secure and not depend on anyone to support myself. Many of my life decisions have been influenced by growing up with an unreliable father so I suppose I can thank him for that. At the end, Dad was so proud that I became a full-time artist and I am thankful that he lived long enough to see this happen. "Happy Family" is an ode to my Dad - he is depicted with his third wife, my wonderful Stepmother, and his two cats. 

"Happy Family" Oil on Monotype on Arches Paper  26.25"H x 18"W Framed to: 33"H x 24"W; Studio Moving Sale Price: $465

June 1 - July 15: STUDIO MOVING SALE all available artwork 25% off plus free shipping!

Saturday, June 27 - Sunday, June 28Vote for me in this link to win the Shoreline Arts Festival People's Choice Award! My entries are "Wind" and "Ocean at Dusk". A live stream broadcast of the Award Ceremony on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/SLFPAC) is at 6pm on Sunday, June 28, 2020. 

June 1 - June 30: Enter to win my limited edition 1K puzzle: OCEAN AT NIGHT PUZZLE CONTEST A live FaceBook event to pick the winner is scheduled for Tuesday, June 30th at 7:30PM ET: https://www.facebook.com/events/246354440117526/ 

June 5 - July 31: "New York State of Mind" InsideSmall curated online exhibition.​ Cast your vote by July 8 for "Autumn in the Catskills" by Emily Gilman Beezley here.

June 18 - September 16: "JAM at MAM" Jersey Artist Marketplace at Montclair Art Museum was created to help our artist community, NJ agencies that serve human needs, and MAM. My entries are #356 "New Hope", #357 "Late Afternoon" and #358 "Coastal Sunset"

June 8 - July 31: "2020 Shoreline Arts Festival Virtual Juried Art Exhibit"

With sincere wishes for your health, safety and sanity,


Available artwork at www.emilygilmanbeezley.com

Follow me on Instagram @egilmanart or Facebook @egilbeez

Schedule a Google Meetup / Zoom / FaceTime virtual gallery tour here!

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© 2018 by Emily Gilman Beezley                                                         egilbeez@gmail.com 

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