Emilie’s life’s path started in her childhood as a fifth-generation farm girl in southern Minnesota, surrounded by the beautiful patchwork of crops and woodlands, accented with lakes. At age 20 she wandered west to Colorado for her first job and was captured by the mountains. Always desiring to know how to paint (besides “by number”) she took painting lessons in Norwegian rosemaling, which utilizes lovely scrolls and fanciful flowers to decorate woodenware.
Soon after Emilie was introduced to a group of artists in the Glenwood Springs Art Guild who encouraged her to try watercolor and oils. Through classes, workshops, and through painting with this special sisterhood, she is blessed to be on this present-day journey.
“Sometimes the life road is a little bumpy, but then I find peace and contentment in the process: from taking photos for future paintings, mixing the creamy oils to create color schemes, to framing the final piece. It is my great joy to share the beauty of God’s creation in landscapes and wildlife that I have found across this wonderful country we call home.”