Raised in Oakland California, Emily first moved to Australia in 2005 and now splits her time between downtown Sydney and Gunning NSW. Her limited-release cityscapes explore Sydney’s historic urban surrounds, documenting both grand and small episodes of striking pattern, light and form.
‘Harbour City’ follows her sold out releases in 2020 with Studio Direct and Michael Reid Berlin. Emily is also a former Mosman Art Prize finalist for her painting of Sydney’s iconic harbourscape.
“The Harbour is the magnetic centre in this group of works – even when it is not visible in the composition, I can feel that it sits just behind, out of sight. I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to continue my practice through large parts of 2020 – the act of painting brought structure and stability in uncertain times, and I was drawn especially to moments of great beauty and peace in my urban environment on the Harbour’s edge. I hope the works in this series bring joy to others as well – I found emotional solace in living with art during lockdown and beyond”.