Emyo - Pastel Impressionism
Sing Me a Song of Bikes (Let's Ride or Fly Today)
Mixed Media on Canvas
60"H x 48"W x 1.50"D
The light colored impressionist work of artist Emyo will surely bring a smile to every audience it comes across. A beautiful array of fun subjects coupled with loose strokes makes her work a safe place for the eyes to rest.
Emyo's art interest began at an early age and was recognized as a unique skill from the very start. Spending time in nature, Emyo documented everything she saw and created an entire arsenal of sketched observations. Being a multi-faceted creative, she published a self illustrated cookbook at the young age of 10 years old. From then on, she continued to use the world as her means of inspiration and cultivated her classic realist style that eventually turned into bright and bold impressionism.
Graduating from Auburn University with a degree in English literature, Emyo understands the direct connection between literature and art. Accompanied by her colorful Cuban background, Emyo has taken everything she holds dear to her and found a way to effortlessly interplay her love for literature, color, and culture by her impressionist work. The subtle nuances of varying tones of blues, turquoises, creams and teals is an obvious invitation for joy and light to be the star of her work.
After college, Emyo studied in Italy with an impressionist master, focusing on a method passed down from the impressionist painter John Singer Sargent. Later, Emyo attended a special training at Harvard University that embedded in her the deep connection between passion, learning, and the arts. Her love for education and teaching in efforts to inspire is what grounds her work and allows all of her experiences to beautifully accumulate together, resulting in deep and meaningful masterpieces.
Aside from being a greatly achieved artist, Emyo is a bustling wife and mother and is a main key to her community. She and her husband John reside in the country of Tennessee where they raise their family, consisting of six children of all ages. Emyo is not only a mother, but a teacher; as she homeschools each one of her kids and incorporates art and culture into their everyday academic activities. Emyo paints in the early hours of the morning before her family awakes and the business begins. The family motto is a perfect representation of the life they have built: "Let's get our hands dirty and make stuff."
"I believe that I love my neighbor best by helping someone's space become warm and welcoming, bringing some light and life to their walls."