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Emily Page

Emily Page

Raleigh, NC

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“Color and texture are hugely important in my work. Applied appropriately, they can actually elicit a visceral response from the viewer,” says Emily Page, a California-born, Virginia-raised artist.

Page began experimenting with different brushwork and palette knife work, scraping and overlaying, from the very beginning. At Wake Forest University in North Carolina, she honed her skills and graduated with honors with a BA in visual arts. “I learned to work in a number of mediums, including sculpture and photography, but my passion has always been painting. I love working with oil paint simply for the richness of it. It just feels luxurious. And it affords such workability and durability. No other medium matches it. I enjoy branching out and working with unconventional mediums and surfaces from time to time, but I’m always drawn back to oils.”

With such an expressive style, Page points to a wide array of artists as her inspiration, including Edgar Degas, Artemesia Gentileschi, Lucien Freud, Eva Hesse and Robert Maplethorpe. “I love artists who aren’t afraid of color. I love artists who are as drawn as I am to how weird and wonderful the human body is. And I love artists who create emotion through texture.”

At Wake Forest, Page had the distinction of becoming the first student ever chosen by the school to have her thesis project purchased. When she graduated from college, Page moved to Washington, D.C. for a year, but quickly grew tired of the cold winters. Upon moving to Florida, she picked up where she had left off. “I can sing, act, and paint. Basically I’m good at everything that’s hard to make a living doing,” she says with a wry grin.

Page now lives and paints in Raleigh, NC, where she owns a sip and paint studio called Artistic Abandon (http://www.artisticabandon.com).

 

The Very Fabric by Emily Page

 

Apple Twist by Emily Page

 

Garlic I by Emily Page

 

Hanging Bottles by Emily Page

 

Release by Emily Page

 

Happy Elephant Singing Emily by Emily Page

 

Floating by Emily Page

 

The Colors of Sound by Emily Page

 

Woodford Reserve by Emily Page

 

Bleuming by Emily Page

 

Piano Pedals by Emily Page

 

Birds and Blossoms by Emily Page

 

Birds and Blooms in Red by Emily Page

 

Cello by Emily Page

 

Blowing Rock Bottles by Emily Page

 

Dilly Dilly by Emily Page

 

Que Sera Sera by Emily Page

 

Come Rain or Come Shine by Emily Page

 

An Elephant Never Forgets by Emily Page

 

Bike Brake by Emily Page

 

Solace by Emily Page

 

April Showers by Emily Page

 

Orange Poppies by Emily Page

 

Paradise by Emily Page

 

Electric Guitar in Blue by Emily Page

 

Lily by Emily Page

 

Golden Hour by Emily Page

 

Saxophone by Emily Page

 

Life Is But a Dream by Emily Page

 

Hootie by Emily Page

 

Strut Your Stuff by Emily Page

 

Misty Morning by Emily Page

 

Vienna Fiaker by Emily Page

 

Sinesky's Arabesque by Emily Page

 

Nuremberg by Emily Page

 

A Glass of Wine is Fine by Emily Page

 

Peace Offering by Emily Page

 

The Shadow of Your Smile by Emily Page

 

Compartments by Emily Page

 

Garlic II by Emily Page

 

Dizzy by Emily Page

 

Clarinet by Emily Page

 

Garlic III by Emily Page

 

Rose by Emily Page

 

Rock Stack by Emily Page

 

One Thousand Goodbyes by Emily Page

 

Ellen's Crab by Emily Page

 

Sax by Emily Page

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