Emily Dubowski Emily Dubowski was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She began to fulfill
her artistic promise early; at the age of ten she completed an oil painting of
her mother, then entered and won a national painting contest.
Emily attended the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis,
Missouri, and the Chautauqua Scholar’s Program in upstate New York. Soon she
married Don Dubowski, another artist. She continued painting while raising a
family of three boys and even mixed colors for her husband, who was working for
Hallmark at the time.
Since that time, Emily’s work has come to greater attention. Her paintings have
been represented in many shows and exhibitions—including some in Kansas City,
St. Louis, and Sante Fe—where they have won several “Best in Show ”
and “Juror’s Choice” awards. Dubowski’s work has also been exhibited in
numerous corporate and state collections, including those of Hallmark Cards,
the R.H. Macy Company and the state of Kansas, as well as in several museums
and private collections.
“When the viewer is transported into the world I have created,” Dubowski
says, “and in that moment responds with his or her emotions, I have made the
connection I am seeking. My initial attention may be a purely visual sensation,
but always, for me, there is an emotional pull that lies beneath the surface.”
Emily’s hobbies include gardening and traveling for inspiration and she does
all her own photography. She listens to classical music when painting and cites
Mahler’s Fifth Symphony as one of her favorite pieces.