The career of Whitehorse artist Emma Barr has spanned over one decade. The third-generation artist was educated at Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson, B.C. and graduated with a fine art diploma and a major in mixed media.
In addition to her studio work, which focuses primarily on painting, Emma creates commissioned works and shares her talents through teaching art in her studio to students of all ages.
Emma's work evolves with her exploration of medium and inspiration. At various points in her career, she has worked with wax and pigment medium, cera cola, which culminated in a body of abstract work; with oil paints, which emotively explore landscape; and in light sculpture. Each evolution produces a realized style that documents a vibrant period of intellectual and creative growth.