Happy Birthday: Emily Carr

Emily Carr was born on December 13th. She is best known for her paintings of the  First Nations villages in British Columbia and the nature of the Pacific Northwest. 

I especially love the watercolors pictured above (source). I'm a fan of how she handles line. Both through contour outlines and in her paint application; lines are present and create energy in the work.

The Vancouver Art Gallery has a large collection of her work and lots of information about the artist available on their website.

"I think that one's art is a growth inside one. I do not think one can explain growth. It is silent and subtle. One does not keep digging up a plant to see how it grows."

-Emily Carr