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Emily Healy

Emily Healy is an artist based in Richmond, VA, known for her explorations in color and large-scale acrylic paintings. A graduate of VCU Arts, she has honed her skills and developed a unique artistic voice that captivates viewers. Working primarily with acrylic, Emily employs bold and vibrant hues to create visually striking compositions that exude joy and energy. Her use of textural brush strokes adds depth and dimension to her work, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the rich layers of color. With each piece, Emily seeks to evoke an emotional response, aiming to uplift and inspire. She is fascinated by the ways in which colors interact and influence emotions, and this curiosity fuels her artistic practice. Through her large-scale acrylic paintings, Emily aims to create immersive experiences for viewers, inviting them to get lost in a world of vibrant hues and expressive brushwork. One of the defining characteristics of Emily’s work is her use of textural brush strokes. She believes that the physicality of the brushwork adds another layer of depth and energy to their paintings, giving them a tactile quality that engages the senses. By building up layers of paint and manipulating the brush in various ways, they create a dynamic interplay of textures that further enhances the visual impact of her artwork. In addition to her technical skill, Emily approaches her art with a sense of joy and playfulness. She believes that art should evoke positive emotions and bring happiness to the viewer. Her use of bold and vibrant colors, combined with her expressive brushwork, creates a sense of energy and vitality in their paintings, resulting in artwork that is both visually captivating and emotionally uplifting.

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