Emily Kalwaitis

acrylic and sea grass on unstretched canvas
38 x 30 in.

My most recent work centers around female figures, both women and young girls. They are often amidst the natural world, which strongly influences my work. I am compelled by dreams and fairytales and their ability to tap the reservoirs of the psyche.

Many of my images come from a particular dream fragment or childhood memory. My interest in fairytales comes mostly from deeply connecting to them as a child, especially those in which the main character is a female who, faced with limitations, prevails because of her purity and endurance.

© Emily Kalwaitis