landscape painter & nature lover
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My name is Emma Ballou and most days you can find me in my home garage art studio on the East End of Long Island painting away the day.
Whenever the weather permits I throw all of the windows and garage doors wide open to let the sunshine and nature noises pour in.
Having grown up in a small rural community in Maine community I fell in love with nature at a very early age and that love continues to grow every day.
I’m mostly known for my seasonally inspired landscapes that often highlight two of my favorite activities, which are walking in wild fields and laying in the grass staring up at trees.
After graduating from Goucher College with a degree in Studio Art and History I became a Historical Museum Curator, a position I stayed at for 5 years. I know WAY more about historical interiors and decorative arts then the normal person.
It was a job I loved…but I wanted more. So, for two years I built up my painting business as a side hustle as I worked as a Curator during the day. It was an exhausting but exhilarating time of my life! But, mustering up the courage to bet on myself, to be my own boss, and start my own art business…it doesn’t get much better than that.
Now, everyday I get to spend more time on what I’m passionate about,
which is creating artwork for people that are looking to add more
authentic beauty into their lives and homes.
It’s such an honor to help people mark those moments of true happiness and growth with artwork that speaks to them. Even after years of selling my artwork, every time someone purchases one of my paintings I still get a rush of excitement and awe knowing that something I created resonated so deeply with someone else that they wanted to own it. Because what is life, if not a series of connections.
When I’m not busy painting you can catch me hanging with my amazing husband Matt, going for long walks with my dog Logan (often at the beach), binge watching Netflix, or running out for a matcha green tea or decaf soy late (caffeine makes me jittery!).
Today, I’m all about slowing down, being more present, living seasonably,
and making time for things that are important – like creating more art for you!