Emily Fong is an artist and community maker who heard the call to make art her life’s work after studying architecture in France. Since then she has followed the breadcrumbs of inspiration to teach art and life drawing, work as an Artist in Residence in Italy and Scotland, participate in a landscape painting television competition and collaborate with composers to incorporate drawing into live performance.
While Emily is a born artist – her ability to create community and inspire other artists is just as innate.
Through her drawing, painting, sculpture, and writing Emily explores life and death, embodiment and emotion, and what it is like to be a human inside a physical container.
In this episode Emily shares:
- Her childhood fascination with drawing, art, and making things
- How a trip to an architectural student supply shop in France led her back to creating art
- Her love of creating community around art
- Her experience of working with, and losing her dear artist friend Jo Underhill
- The significance of her move to Scotland and how she consciously created a new art community in a tiny country village
- How she “became the hands” of renowned Scottish artist Dawson Murray
- How her preoccupation with radicchios in Italy led to an Artist Residency with neuroscientists in Scotland
- The experience of painting in front of television cameras
- The power of observation in creating art
- Her experience as the Artist-in-Residence at The Centre for Regenerative Medicine
- Her focus on the human body and the experiences of patients as they receive treatment
- Her studies in medical art
- Her current work as Artist in Residence at the Wellcome Centre for Anti-Infectives Research (WCAIR) where she’s exploring the life of scientists as they live and work during Covid-19
- How to start and maintain a creative flow as an artist.
This episode is for anyone ready to take their creativity to the next level. As part of this Emily shares valuable tips to encourage budding creatives to take the next step with their art.
To connect with Emily
Emily’s website: www.emilyfongstudio.com
Emily’s Instagram: @emilyfongstudio
Links to other people or places we mentioned in this episode:
Jo Underhill – Jo Underhill Fine Art
Dawson Murray – https://www.dawsonmurray.com/
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