Wild Plums Book – Painting #11

About the Series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings as the illustrations for the book. Thank you to the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation – BeWildReWild – Community Artist Grant for your…

First 10 Paintings – Wild Plums Book

This is a big day for me. I’ve finally finished the first 10 paintings for my new book. Wow – it was a fun journey to get this far. Only 10 more to go for my full set of 20 paintings. About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing…

Wild Plums Book – Hammock

The next painting in my “Growing Wild Plums” series.Lupita and Mavi by the Hammock Under the Pear Trees.By Emily Lupita ©️ 2020 About the series: My new artwork series is a meditation on my childhood growing up off-the-grid in rural Iowa. My goal is to write a children’s book using this series of 20 paintings…

Sledding on the Hill – Childhood Book

This painting makes me smile. We had some good times sledding out there on the hill in the depths of winter. I wanted to show how completely empty and stark the landscape could look in winter. Yet there we were out in the middle of the emptiness having a fantastic time. Our dogs were experts…

Art Grant for New Book Project

It’s an exciting day! I’ve received a Community Art Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. The grant is to create my newest children’s book – about growing up off the grid in rural Iowa. I’m filled with gratitude to have this opportunity. The book will have a series of…