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Emily McPhie - Knowledge of Good and Evil -  LIMITED EDITION CANVAS Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Knowledge of Good and Evil
by Emily McPhie

$195.00

LIMITED EDITION CANVAS
Limited Edition of: 100
Image Size: 9"w x 12"h.
Published: April 2008


Limited quantities available





“This painting is about right and wrong,” says Emily McPhie. “Not just knowing the difference, but making the right decision and having the conviction and confidence to stick to it. The figure in pink is very sure of herself and her choice; but she’s also struck a balance — she’s not all in red and she’s not all in white. She understands that the right decision is also about finding balance in all things and following it and that there may not even be one right decision. To quote J.R.R. Tolkien, ‘All we have to do is decide what to do with the time that is given us.’”




Emily McPhie
Emily Christensen McPhie was born in Utah in 1978 into the highly-artistic Christensen family. As a child, she toured the museums of the United States and Europe with her family. At each museum, Emily and her brothers and sisters were told they could choose a postcard as a souvenir, and young Emily's postcard collection quickly filled with early American portraits and Degas' studies of young dancers. The influence of these museum trips is apparent in Emily's portfolio of paintings. Growing up, the pursuit of art was second- nature for McPhie, who went on to win awards for art in high school and beyond. Emily graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts, with an emphasis in painting. Emily currently resides in Chandler, Arizona with her husband Gavin and daughters Cordelia Lavender, Clover Iona and Ezra Petunia. "Motherhood has brought out some pretty strong emotions and ideas," says McPhie. "Translating those thoughts and emotions into images gives me clarity, and I find I want to document them before my perception changes." Her daughters show every sign of following in their mother's footsteps. "Half my studio is theirs," she laughs. "They have their table and their easel and all their supplies. I find that they're in here even when I'm not. They just love it - they're very creative." Emily's original paintings are sold by Terzian Galleries in Park City, Utah, as well as on her website, www.emilymcphie.com

 

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