A look at the layers and complexities of myself while navigating chronic illness.
About the Artist
Vibrant use of color and movement are often the first things observed in the art of Emily Forbes. Self-taught, Emily began using art in adulthood as a means of therapy to cope with disability. They are always exploring new mediums and pushing their own artistic boundaries, with a certain affinity for acrylics, alcohol ink, and mixed media. Their expressive, intuitive style takes influences from nature, modern life, and a healthy dose of curiosity. A native Minnesotan, Emily has a degree in Urban Studies and has always had a very analytical and creative mind. This allows them to quietly observe the world around themself and turn it into ethereal, imaginative works that give the viewer a feeling of wonderment. They believe the key to life is finding one’s own magic.
Art on display at Courage Kenny and featured online at www.CourageArt.org