Emily Stedman’s latest exhibit titled A PLACE TO REMEMBER, opens in the Oresman Gallery at the Larchmont Public Library on September 6, and will continue to be on view through September 29. Additionally, there will be a reception in the Oresman Gallery on Saturday, September 9, from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Everyone is invited.
Born in New York City, Emily Stedman’s family moved to France when she was in first grade. The family moved fairly often and she lived in a number of places while growing up, including Swarthmore, PA, Tenafly, NJ, and Hartford, CT.
“My watercolor paintings are about capturing an emotional story, based on observation of the natural world”, said Stedman. “I rely on collective memory and the everyday world for sources. The stories are fantasies that might have existed and people whom I may have met along the way.”
Working in watercolor gives the artist the opportunity to work quickly, directly and spontaneously—there is no mechanical process or grand theory between her and the finished image. “I begin with my sketchbook, which is the source for later inspiration and the capturing of an idea”, Stedman said. “From there I travel wherever the work takes me, whether it becomes the story of a certain personality or even an ancient village somewhere in the mind’s eye.”
Emily Stedman is represented at NOHO/M55 Gallery in New York City. Her oils 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.
Emily Stedman received a B.F.A from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, IL, and an M.F.A. from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, where she studied under Jacob Lawrence.
For more information about Emily Stedman, visit her online at www.emilystedman.com