Emily Persson is a Melbourne based artist who creates thickly textured impasto oil paintings. Emily is a multi-generational artist and still uses the same palette knife as her great grandmother.
She is emerging as one of Australia’s premier palette knife only artists, particularly specialising in landscapes, seascapes and botanicals. Her unique Impasto style is inspired by a lifetime of being immersed in nature.
Emily has works in galleries in Sydney and New York and she held her first solo exhibition in 2019.
She has had her work featured in some of Australia’s finest lifestyle print magazines including House & Garden, Belle and Country Style.
Emily is an Australian Art Prize Finalist.
"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 embodies my love of . Having grown up in the debilitating South East Queensland drought I have come to understand the diverse landscape that Australia has to offer. "
2019 - Solo Exhibition - Don't Fence Me In - The Moree Gallery, NSW
2019 - Solo Exhibition - Studio Direct Michael Reid, Sydney, NSW
GROUP EXHIBITIONS & PRIZES
2008 - Art Waves, Logan City Art Gallery, QLD
2018 - Finalist - St Kevins College Art Prize and Show, VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Moree Gallery “Off the Shelf and Beyond”, Moree, NSW
2018 - Group Exhibition - Scotch College Art Show, Hawthorne VIC
2018 - Group Exhibition - Art & Object, Lauren Li of Sisällä, South Yarra, VIC
2019 - Group Exhibition - Michael Reid Murrurundi - Murrurundi, NSW
2019 - Group Exhibition - Methodist Ladies College - Melbourne
2019 - Group Exhibition - Thick & Wet, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2019 - Group Exhibition - Share The Dignity Exhibition, Sydney, NSW
2019 - Finalist - Hawkesbury Art Prize, NSW
2020 - Group Exhibition - Biophilia, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City
2020 - Group Exhibition - Black Lives Matter Benefit, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City
2020 - Group Exhibition - Compte Rendu, Grenning Gallery, Sag Harbor, New York
2017 - Art for Epilepsy Auction,Online
2017 - MPN Online Charity Exhibition, Online
2019 - Art for Epilepsy Auction, Online
2019 - Myer Precious Metal Ball, Melbourne, Australia
2019 - Share The Dignity Exhibition, Sydney, Australia
2020 - Black Lives Matter Benefit, Sugarlift, Manhattan, New York City