I got a commission from a friend of mine http://shaburdies.tumblr.com/ !!! and I’m so completely and utterly happy with it. Their personalities are perfect, the way she made them interact is perfect. She even wrote “I love you” in Korean which was very kind of her. I’m so beyond happy. Christine and I both thank you so much for this Emmy. You drew our kids perfectly.

IF YOU CAN you should commission this chick when she’s open again! Very talented girl whom I hope to get another commission from in the future! <3


Name: Emmy Dudley

Preferred Medium: Mixed media painting

Bio: Emmy was born in Richmond, Virginia on October 1, 1970, making her a Libra. She grew up the middle child, a bit of a tomboy, a bit of a rebel, moving every five years or so around the south. Emmy always loved creating art & the escape it offered.

As an art minor at UGA, a color theory class in which she painted lit a small fire within her that would begin to burn brightly soon after college. While working many odd jobs after receiving a degree in Journalism, the passion to paint hit her hard and & if a job came from it, all the better. Emmy quickly attracted a job as an artist assistant, which became her full-time art school in the real world.

After three years she developed a unique painting style of her own and began successfully showing in galleries throughout the south, continuing on to have solo shows in L.A. & New York. She’s been happily creating & exhibiting art now for the past twenty years.

Presently settled in Atlanta, Emmy has an art studio in her house and a wood shop in the carport.
She loves being a home-owner & mother to three hilarious, fuzzy girls who all say “MEOW!”

“The challenge of balance is ongoing in my life as it is in my artwork. While I desire to create paintings that will make people smile & feel good, I also hope my images will move & inspire others on a soul level.” –Emmy Dudley

 Artist Statement:
Creating art is my passion. I simply love to paint & all the challenges it brings me. To have an idea in my mind & see it come into focus through paint is quite thrilling.  While the painting may not always turnout how I envisioned, it’s exciting for me to rather let it take on a life of its own. This is part of the fun- to see where it takes me, allowing each new painting to become a journey of sorts. I thoroughly enjoy the feeling of being in flow and know that this is when the creative process (& life in general) is oh so easy & fun. Joy & ease- yes please.

Making art is simply a series of choices, like life itself… there are always better choices to be made & always more to learn. If I over think things, the artwork simply doesn’t flow & I’ll overwork a piece, grow frustrated with it & many times, never even finish it. If I simply let go and exercise decisiveness-having faith in my decisions- the painting easily flows and surprises me with new lessons, a sense of fulfillment and an image that will bring someone pleasure.

My themes right now are “Balance”, & “Living from the Heart”/“Love”- what’s better than that? While finding my balance has always been a challenge for me being a Libra, I also see how it’s a challenge for most everyone in the world- to find harmony & equilibrium- in every way.

I’m constantly inspired and amazed by nature… from the sub-atomic to the cosmic, it’s the ultimate teacher & healer. Nature is perfect art in itself. A flower, a tree, a stone… that’s art to me. My work pales in comparison. But alas, I continue to strive to do the best I can as an artist, & to create from my heart.

I love creating characters that will draw you in and make you smile & feel good. The flower people are such characters that represent unconditional love & choosing happiness. They challenge me to let go, loosen up, and not take it all so seriously.

Blog/Website/Tumblr: www.emmyart.com

 Email: emmy.art@att.net

 Available for commissions? Yes!