South Carolina Arts Commission

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Emma Barnes

SCAD ID - #286

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Painter and printmaker raised in Islandton, SC, Emma Barnes, uses painting and cyanotype making to celebrate the objects and symbols she finds comfort in. She enjoys praising the landscape she grew up with and finds peace in the shells the tossing tides bring us. Through the tiny brush strokes in her paintings and organic silhouettes in her cyanotypes, Emma seeks to find a balance between expressive detail and calming simplicity in her work.

She attended the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts and Humanities in high school and later graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a bachelor's in Painting & Printmaking. Emma currently volunteers & teaches at the Beaufort Arts Council and substitute teaches at the Lowcountry Montessori School.

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