EmelyEmely in her  studio



 Born: Matanzas, Cuba


Current Residence:  Tucson, AZ 

Education: MS 1984 Horticulture, University of Minnesota, BS University of Maryland

Art Instruction
: Mostly self-taught, although college included various classes in design principles and drafting. Workshops with : Richard McKinley, Kim Franchier Lordier, Shelby Keefe, Dawn Emerson, Doug Dawson, Lorenzo Chavez, Anne Templeton, Albert Handell, Stephanie Birdsall, Susan Ogilvie, Stephen Quiller, Diane Maxey, Frank Francese, Skip Lawrence.


Influences: Van Gogh, John Singer Sargent,  Carl Oscar Borg, William Wendt, Joaquin Sorolla, Edgar Payne, Franz Bischoff

: Juried member Pastel Society of America, Sonoran  Plein Air Painters Society,
Tucson Pastel Society, Artist member  American Impressionists Society  and Laguna Plein Air Painters.     

Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum, Ironwood Gallery, 'Desert Harmony'  Feb-April 2017
Sonoran Plein Air Painters Ranch House Gallery March 2017
Kerrville Tx, October 2016 Plein Air Event
Arizona Pastel Artists Association Spring 2016 juried show at Sedona Arts Center, April 2016
'Sunlight and Shadow' Contemporary Landscape Paintings Juried show at Toscana Gallery April 2016, Honorable Mention
'En Plein Air' Tucson Plein Air Painters juried show at Tohono Chul Feb 2016
'Tucson Way of Thinking' juried show at Mesch, Clarke and Rothschild January 2016
'Southwest Inspirations'  Tucson Pastel Society Juried Show at Tohono Chul Dec 2015

Guest Artist  2014, 2012, at Tohono Chul's Spring Celebration
TPAPS 'Inside and Out' Show at the Steinway Gallery Feb. 2013
TPAPS 'Agua Caliente Show" at The Ranch House Gallery Oct 2012, 2013

‘Fresh Paint’ U of A Museum of Art,  juried show 2011

St Philip’s in the Hills, Tucson, juried, Oct 30-31, 2010

Tubac Center of the Arts All Members Show Sept 2010

University of Arizona Museum of Art “Fresh Paint” juried show 2009

‘Amadeus’ 2009 at Tubac Center for the Arts        

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild 35th Annual Juried Show

 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild 36th Annual Juried Watercolor Exhibition

 Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild 37th Annual Juried Watercolor Exhibit


Publications: Tucson Lifestyle January 2013