About the Artist
Born in New York City, Emily Stedman moved to France with her family when she was in the first grade. She has lived in a number of places while growing up, including Swarthmore PA, Tenafly, NJ, and Hartford, Conn. She received her MFA from the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn where she studied painting with Jacob Lawrence. Currently she lives in Manhattan in New York City. Emily’s oil and watercolor paintings have been shown in group and solo shows including The Brooklyn Museum; The Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, New York; The Seattle Erotic Art Festival, Seattle, Washington; and numerous other galleries and publications. Her work is in private and public collections including corporate collections such as Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals.
About the Work
Emily Stedman’s watercolor paintings capture emotional stories based on observation of the natural world. The stories are a mix of fantasy and realism and concern the people and places she may have met along the highway of life and who are in situations anyone can relate to. She relies on collective memory, the everyday world and her sketchbook for sources.