Read our fun interview & get-to-know session with artist Emily Linville from Webster, New York.

You can see Emily's profile or commission art from her at mademay.com/EmilyRose.

How would your best friend (or someone close to you) describe you using only 3 adjectives?

Funny, considerate, and curious.

Who inspires you?

My hard-working parents; I love you, Mom and Dad!

What is your favorite quote?

"Life need not be easy, provided only that it is not empty." - Lise Meitner, physicist.

What is something you wish you could change about the world?

I'd wish everyone had parents as kind and caring as mine.

Do you have any hidden talents?

I enjoy baking; I can also lick my elbow.

As an artist, what made you get into art?

Nature! When I was in kindergarten, my mom had a checkbook featuring pictures of colorful birds; I loved trying to capture their beauty in colored pencil. I have been hooked on naturalistic drawing ever since.

What is your favorite thing about art commissions?

That would definitely be the happiness a client expresses when they see the finished piece!

What is your favorite piece of artwork?

I cannot whittle it down to one painting, but my favorite artist who is deceased is Zdzisław Beksiński, a painter specializing in dystopian surrealism.