Artist Statement

Having time to travel and see The Australian landscape has adjusted my perception of just how diverse our land can be.

Only just over a 1000 kilometres between the two key locations but such a contrast in land. Whether it be just near Holbrook where speckled sunlight danced around the ranges, where the spring blossoms dusted the landscapes and the pretty tree lines enhance the placement of the windbreakers.

These working trees are ever present when driving through Yass at dusk, by igniting the familiar feeling of harder times and memories of past landscapes. Then up to the coastlines which are bound by Australian natives, big old ghost gums impressively withstanding gale force winds. Rugged terrain yet lush and tropical, then home again where rolling hills meet moody headlands
Understanding such diversity in The Australian landscape has provoked thought about how its inhabitants have been encouraged and compelled to live.

Emily Persson – Bio

Born 1991

Emily Persson is a Melbourne based artist who has been professionally creating thickly textured impasto oil paintings for three years. 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 and seascapes.

In July of 2019, Emily was invited to be a part of a gallery group exhibition in New York. Her works were received tremendously well and she was the only Australian amongst talented U.S and Russian artists in the show.

Emily’s art constantly trends worldwide on Instagram and has had her work featured in some of Australia’s finest lifestyle print magazines including House & Garden, Belle and Country Style.

She is a 2019 Hawkesbury Art Prize Finalist.

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All framed in a Tasmanian Natural Oak Box Frame

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