Artist Bio - Emily Holsman
For Emily, it has always been important to find ways of expressing herself creatively.
In her early years, family outings were to the opera, ballet, theatre, and art galleries. Birthday presents were often art books, and
later Emily would request birthday money to buy a beautiful piece of pottery, glassware, or the like, that she found in a gallery.
For the last 15 years, Emily has been painting with soft pastels. On rare occasions she experiments with oil pastels, but soft pastels
are by far her first love. She also draws daily with both graphite and Prismacolor pencils.
Living on the picturesque Mornington Peninsula provides her with a rich source of inspiration, as well as a number of challenges.
She enjoys painting a wide range of subjects ie. boats, animals, pelicans, people, seascapes, still lifes, and landscapes.
Emily runs a successful small business marketing a range of images as art cards, postcards, bookmarks, and limited edition prints.
She has won a variety of awards, exhibits in local art shows and galleries on the Mornington Peninsula, and receives commissions.
For Emily, a life without art is a life without colour.