Ema McKie grew up in CO and was introduced to abstract art and architecture by her father, a builder and sculptor. She spent her childhood traveling to see the works of Andy Goldsworthy and Hundertwasser with him. In her early early years she worked as a gallerist and studied under a variety of artists in New England. In 2014 she moved to Boulder to work in a print and framing shop to learn the trade. Shortly after she moved to Los Angeles where she now spends her time painting and modeling.
In between paintings Ema wanders the streets taking photo references of buildings and shadows to use in future work.