Emily Persson is a Melbourne based artist who has been creating oil paintings with a palette knife for four years. Persson is a multi-generational artist with roots in Brisbane, Australia.
Although an avid hobbyist painter her whole life, Persson found her style and her new career in 2015 when she began painting landscape, seascape and floral still-life paintings inspired by her surrounds in Queensland. Persson decided in late 2017 that she would give away a successful corporate office job and pursue her life long dream of becoming a full time artist. Persson relocated to South Yarra in Melbourne and immediately began exhibiting across Australia at galleries such as the Moree Gallery and participating in Art Shows as well as becoming a finalist in one of Australia's most prestigious Art Prizes.
Emily has drawn the eye of some of Australia’s most sought after interior designers and has had her work displayed in some of Australia’s biggest lifestyle magazines including House & Garden, Belle and Country Style.
Influenced by master artists such as Frederick McCubbin and Arthur Streeton and by the contemporaries such as Prudence Flint and Rick Amor.
"I find incredible comfort in the evocative Australian landscape. My works are created with oil paint and my great grandmothers palette knife. My impasto application of paint brings a structure like quality to my work which enriches my composition. Having grown up in the debilitating South East Queensland drought I have come to understand the diverse landscape that Australia has to offer. "
EXHIBITIONS AND PRIZES
2018 - Group Exhibition - Moree Gallery “Off the Shelf and Beyond”, NSW
2018 - FINALIST - St Kevins College Art Prize and Show, VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Scotch College Art Show, VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Art & Object by Lauren Li of Sisällä, VIC
2019 - Group Exhibition - Michael Reid Murrurundi - Studio Direct curated by Amber Creswell-bell, NSW
2019 - Group Exhibition - Thick and Wet, Grenning Gallery, SAG HARBOR, NEW YORK
2019 - FINALIST - Hawkesbury Art Prize, NSW
2017 - Art for Epilepsy Auction
2017 - MPN Online Charity Exhibition
2019 - Art for Epilepsy Auction
2019 - Myer Precious Metal Ball