For over 20 years, self-taught artist Emily Balivet has been creating vivid renderings that explore feminine spirituality, mythology and ancient religion. Inspired by the Pre-Raphaelites, the Art Nouveau period and the psychedelic art movement of the 1960s, along with elements of nature and the lucious landscapes she grew up exploring, Balivet’s figurative realism has won her a worldwide fanbase that spans a wide range of demographics.
Raised in Alaska but currently residing in Vermont, Balivet got her start selling her creations in the craft fair and festival circuit. In 2004, she began promoting her paintings online and quickly found a market for her uniquely elegant style.
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