Emily is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Rhode Island School of Design and is expected to graduate in 2019. Her hometown is Sparta NJ, where she studied art in and out of school. She met with Jennie Traill Schaefer every week to further her knowledge and work towards becoming a freelance painter.


“As a child my family and I would take regular trips down the shore in New Jersey. My grandparents, who owned a house a short walk away from the beach, filled the home with found curiosities from the shore. I, too, began to collect my own findings, leading my work to not only be influenced by the aquatic scenery, but incorporating the uncovered pieces themselves. The physicality of my work mimics the feel of the sea, whether dark and mysterious, or exciting and adventurous.”


“Be the shark. Attack the painting like a shark.”