Hi, I'm Emily Hanigan and I'm an artist.
Welcome to my online art gallery! Here you'll find my artwork, blog entries sharing my journey as an artist and original pieces/prints to purchase. I'm also here to help create your new favorite, custom piece of art. Let's get started, shall we?
Why I paint
I have an innate need to create. I get a huge sense of fulfillment while I'm sketching up ideas and while I'm in the midst of completing a piece. The finished product can often surprise me and the painting often leads me down an unexpected path. I relish the variety of ways a painting finds it's way to be completed.
Custom art is welcomed and available upon request.
What I Do + Artist Statement
Local art is a big part of my business. Participating in local art shows here in Boise and reaching out to local art shops are a big part of what I do.
Selling internationally is also important. Spreading love through art to as many people as possible is the ultimate goal.
Custom work is possibly my favorite element of being an artist. To make something 100% unique to someone's wants and needs brings me buckets of happiness. In addition to custom orders making me extremely happy, I'm also all about being timely so I will get back to you within 2 business days after I receive your custom order request or purchase.
Artist Statement: I create artwork that is inspired by my surroundings, my individual perception of the world and my specific life experiences. In exploring these elements, I am searching for a state of personal contentment. Each brush stroke and mark made is an extension of myself. Often utilizing layers, I am examining the variety of ways we live and the variety of paths our lives can take.
My Art Past: In the past, I have been fortunate enough to work as a photojournalist and even more fortunate enough to win a few photography awards through the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association. I also won 1st place in Studio Boise's 2017 Idaho Places, Idaho Faces photo contest. I started my art career as a student and received my BFA in Art Education from Boise State University in 2011.
One Final Note: When the world brings us down, I like to do my part by adding love and joy to the world through art. When you look at one of my paintings and you get even a tiny ounce of happiness from it, then I've done my job.
Let's get started, shall we?
Contact me today & let's get started making your custom piece. Let's add a little wow and love to your walls.
Inspiration + Quote
I am inspired by other artists who have made it their goal to fearlessly take charge of their own creativity and life.
One of my favorite quotes by the late great Dr. Seuss: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You." -Dr. Seuss.