“If we surrendered
to earth’s intelligence
we could rise up rooted, like trees.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke
You believe in quality over quantity.
You prefer the silence of the forest to the noise of the city.
You’d rather be traveling than shopping.
Your purchases and choices are a reflection of you, and you want to create a home & wardrobe that’s a reflection of who you are.
I feel you.
Art illuminates our lives every day.
Think about what makes you feel beautiful inside… what brings you happiness, so you can express it physically in your home and life – all those things involve art.
We do this all the time – furniture, fabric, tile work, glass – it all comes from an artisan with a different craft.
For me, nature is what I’m drawn to. The epic and the everyday. It is amazing.
I want people to see our natural world and value it. People have lost the connection that our ancestors had with the earth and the universe and we need it back.
Everything is connected. Everything is energy. Nature heals us because we ARE nature.
9″ x 12″
Acrylic and Resin on canvas
You know that moment when you realize that you’ve come THROUGH something? You know you’re not the same person that you were before. That you’ve finally learned the lesson, and can move forward with deeper insight, self-awareness and confidence. You’ve just shifted. Shifted closer to your higher Self.
“Shift” Luxury Pillow Covers
9″ x 12″
Metallic Acrylics on Canvas
Let your light shine. Within you, from you and around you.
“Shine” Luxury Pillow Covers
12″ x 9″
Acrylic on Canvas
Shade is just as magical as the light – when you decide to make it so.
“Shade” Luxury Pillow Covers
24″ x 30″
Acrylic on Canvas
The forest can heal you, in so many ways. I promise.
“Dream Wood” Prints
This piece. Where do I even begin. It has been living and breathing in my mind for so long now, I can’t believe it’s finally in physical form.
I took the picture (the one at the top of this post) that inspired this piece when we were home in NW Montana for our best friend’s wedding in August of 2012.
Lake Koocanusa – or the Rez if you’re local – is one of the most magical places on earth.
And I’ve seen some epic nature on these travels.
When I witnessed the unexplainable beauty of Norway, I understood why our ancestors settled here. Nothing else they had seen across the North American continent would have come close to the beauty of their motherland, until they reached the mighty peaks and water bodies of NW Montana.
It took me a long time to realize how fortunate I was to grow up in such unspoiled surroundings.
Luckily for me, it has imprinted my soul and is the root of my inspiration.
This scene; lolling on a boat in the middle of the lake, dusk approaching, total silence but the water gently lapping at the boat and a few happy birds singing to each other…this is bliss.
Those moments of joy, peace, gratitude and oneness with nature.
Remembering that we ARE nature and we are OF nature.
Those are the moments I paint.
Completing and sharing this particular piece with you feels like coming full circle.
I left my hometown thinking that my dream of being a full time artist would never actually happen. To pursue other things because I was meant to do other things.
But it just happened in a different way than I thought it would. And what an incredible journey it’s been so far.
This piece is culmination, it is ancestry, it is home, and it is gratitude in painting form.
Cheers to you, my sweet Montana. You are cherished and appreciated <3
Now it’s time to share the love.
Scroll down to the comments and tell me about the most in-tune with nature you’ve ever felt.
Share a pic and tell me a story about that place in nature that you feel immense love for.
And if you’re into it, why not embody that place in a magical painting?
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Love and gratitude,
“Afterburn” is inspired by the greys of the forest after a summer of forest fires in Northwest Montana.
60″ x 48″
Acrylic on canvas
© Emily Magone