My artistic inspiration comes from nature's ability to affect the spirit. The beauty, drama, and diversity of the lands of New Brunswick's Bay of Fundy region move me to capture my feelings and sensations in paint. When hiking, I am highly sensitive to the shifting of light, interaction of colours, arrangement of shapes, and variety of textures, particularly as these elements relate to the architecture of the forest. I continue to experiment with new ways to represent this depth of experience as my artistic practice evolves, manipulating style, media and other art and design elements. Through my paintings, I aim to evoke in my audiences the same attachments I feel to these places, along with an appreciation for their intrinsic value.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1990, Emily Phillips is an emerging landscape painter. Soon after moving to New Brunswick in 2010, she developed a strong connection to the landscapes of the Fundy region and has built an artistic practice based on this inspiration. Not only is she inspired aesthetically by the landscapes she paints, but she has also studied them academically; Emily holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Mount Allison University. Primarily painting in oils, her training is the result of a decade of self-directed exploration, lessons with Maryland plein air painter Judith Fulmer, and elective and extracurricular art courses taken throughout her education.
2022 Into the Fundy Forest, Saint John Arts Centre
2020 Abstracted Landscapes, Salle Sans Sous, Galerie Sans Nom. Moncton, NB
2020 Understory, The DART Gallery. Dartmouth, NS
2019 Into the Fundy Forest, Little Louis'. Moncton, NB
2018 Into the Fundy Forest, Capitol Theatre. Moncton, NB
2016 Our Beautiful Biosphere, Moncton Gallery. Moncton, NB
2021 Joint Show with glass artist Heather McCaig, AX: The Arts and Culture Centre of Sussex, NB
2019 Small Works Show, Represented and Invited Artists Opening Exhibit, Galerie Murmur. Moncton, NB
2019 Octopus' Garden Café. Alma, NB
2018 Riverview Art Show, Riverview Library. Riverview, NB
2018 Sandpiper Festival Exhibition. Dorchester, NB
2018 Selected Works, Octopus' Garden Café. Alma, NB
2017 Three Artists (with Maurice Henri and Giselle Ouellette), Maison Tait House. Shediac, NB
2017 Sandpiper Festival Exhibition. Dorchester, NB
2017 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery. Moncton, NB
2017 Sustainapalooza: Telling our Story of People and Place, Chocolate River Station. Riverview, NB
2016 Four Artists (with Jessie Babin, George Griffin, and Lysanne Lombard), 1 Factory Lane & 95 Foundry Street. Moncton, NB
2015 Créa Downtown Moncton. Moncton, NB
2015 Juried Exhibition, Moncton Gallery. Moncton, NB
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