Emily Margaret was born and raised in a rugged, snowy lumber town in northern British Columbia, and now lives in Edmonton. The rural untamed landscapes of northern Canada, nostalgic childhood memories, language and dreams are all endless wells that influence her work. She aims to express the wonder and mystery of life through her semi-abstract paintings. She studied Art and Linguistics at Trinity Western University before pursuing art full-time. Many of her works embed historical linguistic research and poetry into the surface of the canvas. She exhaustively collects ideas through conversation with people, by asking questions, and grappling with ambiguity. Emily's desire to communicate hope and joy is richly expressed in her bold use of colour. Her background in linguistics and experience as a youth support worker inspire themes on the wonder of communication and the value of life. Her love of the Canadian wilderness is evident in her sometimes wild and loose brushwork. Somewhere in between representational and entirely abstract there is a delightful sense of possibility... and it's this partially-described place where the wonder of the viewer comes into play to decipher the unknown.
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