Artist : Emily McPhie

“Imagination was touted as the most precious faculty one could foster in my childhood home. I was raised under the influence of my dad’s ‘Land a little left of reality.’ It’s a wonderful place where imagination is king. Once I recognized that burning sensation inside me was a need to decipher and a yearning to create, I began to make art on purpose. Eventually, my ideas morphed into their own symbology and visual language.”

Emily is the youngest of five children born to Carole and acclaimed artist, James Christensen. She graduated from the Waterford School in Sandy, Utah in 1996 and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in painting in 2001 from Brigham Young University. A mother of four (three lovely daughters and one much-doted-upon boy), Emily and her loving husband Gavin reside in sunny Chandler, Arizona.