Hello, my name is Emerald
I am a watercolor painter and bakery enthusiast in Northern California. I use personal symbology to explore themes of vulnerability and strength, as well as the longing to be understood that is deeply embedded in the human experience. Bones, flowers, animals and birds find their way into my work, helping me to weave a narrative around our journeys to become our very best selves.
Color and light play an important role in my work, and there is nothing I love more than building slow washes and glazes with watercolor. My values are rooted in ideas around courage and compassion, and in the importance of a heart well and truly burnished. I like the color in my work to glow, as I think that we do, when we are operating kindly and with radical fucking tenderness.
IN THE STUDIO
What will you find on Patreon?
In the Studio
Find out what's happening in the studio each month
Behind the Scenes
A look behind the scenes at my creative process
Sketchbooks and other neat stuff
Sketchbooks are always fun to look at!
Patron Art Share
August 2022 Patron Art Share
August features work from Vanessa Lee and khceci
Pictured above is work by Vanessa Lee
September 2022 Patron Art Share
September features work from Sam Guay, Kyla of Kylulzart, Maria of nnananut, Vanessa Lee, and more.
Pictured above is work by Sam Guay
October 2022 Patron Art Share
October features work from Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser, Arron Navarro, Vanessa Lee, and Kyla of Kylulzart.
Pictured above is work by Jennifer Hrabota-Lesser