Born 1991


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


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 

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