ePhelan

Artist

Emily Phelan

Hi, my name is Emily. I live in the glorious glitter and shame that is Las Vegas, Nevada. During the day, I work for a production company crafting presentations that sell the dream; not mine, but someone else’s. I believe that anyone can be creative or have great ideas, but expressing them... well, that's where I come in. I'd like to think that being an artist is similar to being a detective or psychic. Learning what the client wants (and also what they need) can be a challenging task, and creating the solution can be the greatest reward.

Like many artists, I started at a young age. Sure, I had crayons, pencils, and paint, but there were other accounts of my childhood artistry. I was told I once used the fresh paint of a new car door as a canvas for an abstract rock etching (Sorry Mom!).

Despite the many mistakes made in the pursuit of art, my family encouraged me to apply for The Las Vegas Academy of the Arts. There I learned to paint with a variety of classical media, though I feel the greatest lesson was learning to accept and contribute meaningful criticism. My efforts were rewarded when I found I had received credit for my AP Studio Art 2D design portfolio.

Eventually I went back to school and attended The Art Institute of Las Vegas. Within three years, I received my Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design as well as “Best in Show” for the graduating class portfolio show. I’ve since worked for a wedding photography studio, a graphic design agency, and a production company. During the day, I craft presentations selling the dream. During the night, I create my own—Some of them live here.

Gallery

superbloom
35th avalon cleanup
longbeach ca
Rumination
maurice tries new foods
cathedral gorge mooncave
gaming
vvfp
monica sketch
oscar goodman
annie-oakley


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