I first saw Emily Finan's ACEO set The Four Seasons and fell in love with the vibrant colors surrounding such delicate faces. Then I saw her Victorian girls and who wouldn't love those big white bows? Emily graciously answered my questions. So, read on!
Tell me some basic info about yourself.
My name is Emily Finan, I'm an artist/illustrator from outside of Detroit, Michigan. I am currently finishing up my degree in studio art and will also be certified to be a K-12 art teacher.
I love working with charcoal, graphite, and black india ink. I enjoy working on colored papers, and adding splashes of white and gold ink. This year I have also been focusing on digital drawings made in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. By limiting my color pallet, I am really forced to think about composition and value.
I have always wanted to be able to make a living doing something that I loved. As I started to study art more deeply in college, it seemed natural to sell my work to others. After a lot of research, I decided that etsy was a great venue to sell prints of my work, and it has been a great experience so far.
If I could give one gift to everyone I know, it would be the feeling of being content.
If I could have coffee with anyone, it would be Bethenney Frankle from the reality TV show Real Housewives of NYC. I find it fascinating how she balances running a business, having a social life, and starting a family.