"Gender" by Emily Quintero



"Overwhelm" by Emily Quintero



"Distress" by Emily Quintero



"King and Fool" by Emily Quintero



"These recent watercolor works highlight a few of my favorite themes. Realism dips into fantastical bursts of color, with metaphorical details sprinkled in to convey something more ambiguous than stark narratives. The portraits capture a likeness of no one in particular, but seek more so to depict some form of an inner struggle. It is what a person may be trying to hide that is being exposed; self doubt, ego, anxiety. However, the open-ended moments that I choose to convey invites the viewer to create a personal interpretation."

Emily Quintero is a freelance painter and illustrator, receiving her BFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Currently pursuing an artistic career in Portland, OR, she is most noted for her watercolor and ink pieces. She also works in charcoal, acrylic, oil, gouache, and regularly experiments with many more materials. To see more of her work, please visit her website

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