"Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it."

- Mary Oliver

Emma Freeman Artist

I am a multi-disciplinary artist living and working in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I'm inspired by little moments-a delicious, hot cup of coffee in the morning in a cute mug, delicate details in a plant in someone's yard that I notice while on a walk with our dogs, the way the light moves through trees and creates dancing patterns of shadows on the sidewalk, walking barefoot in the grass and feeling the soft texture, dangling my legs off the end of a dock into a lake and feeling the smoothness of the water move across my skin, a pop of color on a dress that catches my eye while I wander around in a thrift store that draws me in and makes me excited to put it on, that delicious feeling of slipping into a nap on fresh sheets, dancing and being playful with my person in our kitchen, watching birds bounce along the fence, eating a delicious dinner and talking about life with a friend...all of the positive little moments add up to a happy, joyful, fun life if you pay attention and let them. 

My studio is in my 1913 home that I share with my wife, Kelly and our crew of quirky, wonderful rescue pets. I have a degree in Studio Art & Philosophy from Alverno College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. My life so far has been a winding road as I have tried to figure out how to be comfortable in my skin and how to be my best, most full self in this world. The art that I make is the manifestation of that continuing journey of self-discovery. 

My art studio in my home in Saint Paul, MN.

My art studio in my home in Saint Paul, MN.

The gorgeous big pine trees that my studio overlooks. 

The gorgeous big pine trees that my studio overlooks.