An Art Happening - Friday, February 21, 2014 -7:00 to 11:00 pm - The Old Church, 1422 Southwest 11th Avenue Portland, OR
Friday, February 3, 2012
Artist: Emily Bates
About the Artist
Emily Bates, an oil painter originally from England and now residing in Portland, grew up on an estate in the English countryside. After moving to America in her late teens and obtaining her bachelor's degree in Art and Art History, she began more conscientiously incorporating her interest in the Victorian era and the English flora and fauna into her paintings.
Textural backgrounds and demure subjects are reminiscent of her childhood memories on the estate, when she would wander in the woods, hoping to catch a glimpse of a secretive fox or deer and would take refuge in the stately house, creeping around its many corridors and grand rooms, thinking of the original family that lived there in a time long-passed.