Hey! My name is Emma. Welcome to the online home of my creative studio!
I am an artist, photographer, and e-commerce consultant for small businesses, artists, and makers. I'm based in Portland, Maine, where I live with my partner and our cat Addy. I spent much of my childhood building forts, looking for seaglass, and exploring the forests, mountains, and rocky coast of Maine. These natural landscapes serve as constant sources of inspiration in my life and art practice.
When I'm not making art or running my business, you’ll find me cooking, exploring in nature, reading, and playing board games with friends. Thanks so much for being here! If my work resonates with you, I hope you'll stick around (:
My Creative Journey
For many years the idea of a blank page, canvas, panel, etc was terrifying and my perfectionism and fear of making “bad art” kept me from following my intuition and taking creative risks. Up until my senior year of college, I focused on photography as my only form of creative expression. For my senior capstone project, I finally took a step outside of my comfort zone by choosing printmaking as my medium. I quickly fell in love with the tactile experience of carving woodblocks.
After graduating, I experimented with smaller scale block prints and various monoprinting techniques. In 2020, I began block printing on textiles and opened my first online store. For three years I centered my creative practice around selling a collection of tea towels and napkins online, at markets, and to local retailers. I loved the experience of running a creative business and working for myself, but the designs I was creating still didn’t feel like a true expression of my creativity.
In the Spring of 2023, I bought myself a set of acrylic paints and a new sketchbook. I dug around my studio for some old brushes and various mark making tools, and started painting.