Our next artist in our Portfolio series is Emilie Beadle, from South Lyon, MI (currently reside in Romulus, MI). Emilie began her journey as an artist while living on the island of Kauai and studied under a master palette knife artist, Giorgio Naranjo, the palette knife is what is used exclusively to create her works.
Emilie Beadle: I am innately drawn to the theme of nature; the colors, seasons, changing of light, and the sheer beauty. With today’s chaos and negativity in the world around us I feel that stepping back into nature is a way for me to battle the issues that weigh so heavily upon the world and upon me. Many of the horrific events that are happening around the globe are man-made, and I combat this with the opposite. Through my work, I strive to evoke a moment of peace, curiosity and wonder. I seek to enhance the experience further by exaggerating my color palette with unnatural, saturated tones.
There is a geometric element to my work that is another battle within itself. In today’s society we have access to everything in HD with immense detail and clarity. Although we live in a high-def world, my style abstracts reality and eliminates these details and gives the viewer a break from the 21st century clarity. Yet, maybe it is just pixilated…
I actively exhibit my work throughout the Midwest and my work can be found in many, private, corporate, and public art collections. My semi-representational landscapes can be found on public display in Royal Oak, Lansing, Howell, Novi, Romulus, and Michigan City (IN). Furthermore, I have won several awards including “People’s Choice” and also 1st place in juried competitions. I am also a featured artist on Detroit Public Television’s “Detroit Performs”, a program about arts and culture. I am represented by The Northville Gallery and River’s Edge Gallery.