Emily Wenner (oil on canvas and wood)

Portrait_Emily_WennerEmily Wenner is an oil painter residing and working in Boise, Idaho. She received her BFA with an emphasis in painting and BA in Art Ed from NNU in 2007, shortly after her son was born. For several years she worked out of her studio in the Idanha in downtown Boise, and later moved to NYC. In 2013, after two years of living as a working artist in Brooklyn with her son, Emily came to miss the beauty of Idaho’s forests, mountains, lakes and rivers and decided these were key elements to the magic of childhood, and enough reason to move back. Emily feels spending time in the quietness of nature is of utmost importance, and teaching our children respect and appreciation for the earth is crucial. She says, “Everyone plays an important role in the future of our earth, and it is up each of to us to make an impact for the better.”

Finding deep roots in her love of nature, plants and animals, contributes greatly to the subject matter of her paintings. She believes in magic, the healing properties of rocks, trees, water, minerals, and various plants, and finds comfort creating amongst their surroundings. Her fascination of the effect of varying environments and personal interactions on human behavior is revealed mysteriously through animals, plants, and under ocean scenes.

Emily’s work contains a lot of symbolism, and has a wide range of emotion, from romantic darkness, to transgression of the soul facing a life, death, life cycle. Much of her past work revealed hauntingly seductive female characters facing heartbreak. Her more recent work revolves around healing though nature, transformation of spirit, seeing the world at different angles, and looks to a constant rebirth of the soul.

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