Featured Artists > Featured Artist: Emily Shih/Self-Taught Artist

I'm a self-taught artist and have been painting for 11 years. I work primarily in acrylic and watercolor. My art have been shown in exhibitions in Taiwan, New York, South Korea, South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

I enjoy using rich and bright colors on various geometric shapes to create my own magic colorful world. That’s the unique way to express my inner self, and how I worship Mother Earth.

Due to COVID-19, some of my exhibitions have been postponed or cancelled. I think many artists also face the same problem. During this period, I participated in 8 virtual group exhibitions. I will participate at an art fair in August in Taiwan. I'm now preparing for a solo exhibition at a gallery in September.

I fell in love with creating art at an early age and has never stopped in the pursuit of this passion. For me, art is about falling in love with something, it’s about the feelings it conjures up inside you.

My artworks are inspired by nature's beauty. I love using rich and vivid color on painting. By piling up different shapes of hue blocks, I transform the realist world into a bright and splendid world of my own. This is how I praise nature, and a way of self-expression.

I believe that artwork can bring people a lot of stimulation of the mind, therefore, I want to use my work to heal people's hearts. I want for people to look at my artworks and feel the same thing that I do- peaceful, happiness, joy and always believing in something good. So, I welcome you to join me on this visual journey.

Emily Shih

Emily Shih's Biography