Emily Quandahl is an emerging abstract artist creating layered acrylic works in Minneapolis, Minnesota whose art has been selected for a number of juried shows. As a classically trained musician for over ten years, she shifted her creative endeavors from aural to visual.
Her work highlights the juxtaposition between layers of watered down acrylics and opaque geometric shapes on canvases ranging of all sizes. Heavily influenced by the art of practice due to her musical background, each layer of the materials shows the growth and understanding between the artist and mediums being used. Manipulating where the paint will flow, yet letting it do what it naturally wants.
Inspired to Create
We all create and are drawn to various art forms for reasons that are unique to each individual. Upon Emily taking a leave from classical music, there was an underlying concern of “getting stuck in a routine and not creatively challenging [herself]-- since [it] was no longer [her] forte” as noted within a recent post. Emily continued to “[challenge herself] to start painting and designing more regularly to give [her] creativity a workout” which has warranted us the opportunity to come in touch with the beautiful blends of color and simplicity that she is able to create effortlessly.
Providing some insightful wisdom Emily quips “Growing up, they always said to choose to pursue what you love and you'll never work a day again in your life. I chose music and subsequently stopped loving it, and everyday since that moment seemed like work. Now that I've shifted to painting and design, I feel like a kid again.”
Emily’s fine art pieces have recently graced our showroom in downtown Minneapolis, bringing a new flair and creative lens to our recently redesigned gallery space. Pop by today to see Emily’s pieces, as well as many other local fine artists, only @Rosenthal Interiors.
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