Artist focused on the highly abstracted & color-drenched 

An award-winning investigative reporter and feature writer

Artist, Journalist, Strategist, Leader, 

Visual art is the midlife storytelling surprise 

I am an emerging artist in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink, collage & pop-art.

current work

Emily is an emerging artist working in oil, acrylic, watercolor, ink and paper collage. With no experience or training, Emily unexpectedly took up making art in 2016 at age 37, and has since sold more than 150 paintings. Emily favors highly abstracted, color-drenched works centered around her core interests: Story, home, animals and the environment, justice, mystery, wildness.

Commissions welcome: 

I was never not a writer and always knew I would work professionally as a writer.

How it started

Emily is an award-winning former journalist living near Charlotte, N.C. Her work appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Reuters, and several other places.

She is a proud former staff reporter for the Chicago Tribune and the Charlotte Observer. Emily contributed reporting and writing to projects named a finalist for the Pulitzer prize in 2008 and winner in 2015. You can find some of her recent clips FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES, REUTERS, etc, here

Favorite investigative topics included the legal system and wrongful convictions, uses of public money, sustainability and consumerism, gender, religion, and profiles of people doing all sorts of interesting things. Her work directly contributed to two men being released from incarceration, including the case of Floyd Brown.

I am a writer's writer at heart

Interested in 

creative leadership?

Emily has extensive Content Strategy and non-profit experience; meaning she can help YOU!