Emily Bates is a painter who lives in Portland. Bates was born in on a beautifully bleak English estate and moved to the U.S. in her late teens, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in art and art history.
Bates works in acrylics on textural backgrounds. Her interest in the Victorian era and in English flora and fauna inspire her paintings, which often feature demure human and animal subjects which emanate from her childhood in the English countryside.
More of her paintings can be viewed online at Bates’ website, Falconrie.Tumblr. com. An exhibit of her paintings will open at the Goodfoot on SE 28th and Stark in August, 2014
Pictured above: “Away” by Emily Bates. Acrylic on wood. 2014