Southern Spotlight: Heart for Art

Southern Spotlight: Heart for ArtBorn and raised in Fairhope, Alabama, a quaint town on the Gulf Coast that she calls “an artist’s dream,” Emily decided to test her work with an unofficial booth at the city’s Arts and Crafts Festival in March 2016. “It was an unexpected success,” she says. Garnering momentum from the show, she resolved to use her business growth to mature as an artist.

She began experimenting with methods and styles, gravitating toward acrylics and falling in love with texture—from heavy gloss to modeling paste to coarse finishes. “My floral style blended with my love for abstract painting, and I ended up with pieces that had a little bit of a quirky vibe,” she explains. Eventually, she found a niche in uniquely rendered florals.