Today, I have the distinct pleasure and delightful thrill of introducing you to artist Emily Lackey of EML Art!
Based in Raleigh, Emily invokes a joyful spirit into everything she creates. While she works in a variety of mediums, including acrylic paint, watercolors, pastels and pencil, the pure happiness she feels when she's working can't help but translate onto the canvas and then into your home. Undoubtedly others agree with this sentiment as her abstract pieces recently hung in posh children's store Progeny Shoppe and sold within three hours...TWICE. They literally cannot keep her work on the shelves! Emily has now shared her artistic talents with some of the Carolinas' chicest and most stylish women (and children!).
Emily has always dabbled in art but she accidentally got more serious about it after having her three children. With one child in kindergarten, one in preschool and now just one at home, Emily found that she needed a creative outlet during those very small windows of downtime. Emily began posting her doodles and drawings on Instagram and immediately received rave reviews. As her pieces quickly got snatched up, more requests began pouring in and the rest is social media history. Now instead of dabbling with paint and pencils for fun, Emily juggles commission requests from people around the Southeast, becoming a fixture in the Raleigh art community.
As someone who works with interiors for a living, I also appreciate how she happens to fearlessly and fantastically tackle drywall...
If you're like me, you can't wait to hang one of her pieces in your home!! Contact Emily to get your one-of-a-kind piece today at firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to follow her on Instagram @emlart.
Photos by Emily Lackey and Emily Ballard.