Emily D. Conklin

Sculpture and Painting

About Emily

The act of creating art is not only an exploratory and transformative outlet for expression, but is a poignant nonverbal language I use to speak when words are inadequate. Painting is a daily dialogue that allows me to transform the elusive, intangible, and formless thoughts in my mind into concrete, physical objects in the visual world. My work addresses memories, dreams, unrealized beauty, transformation, and ultimately peace…

"Art is a poignant nonverbal language I use to speak when words are inadequate."

Artist & Educator


Art is the process of transforming our intangible thoughts, experiences, and feelings into concrete pieces of the physical world.


Creating art requires vulnerability and the creation of a safe, judgement-free environment.


Where words end, art begins. Each time we make a painting, we open a locked door in our hearts.


“Every time we choose to forgive, the world changes” – W. P. Young

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Artist Statement

Recently, I have come to realize my work is filled with gratitude toward an overwhelming outpouring of love and beauty that, for many years, I had been unable to see. The recognition, acceptance, and celebration of that love has become an essential theme of my work.