Emiliana was 10 when she first picked up a paint brush and she began to experiment with collage and mixed media. With no real formal artistic education, Emiliana had to figure out technique largely on her own. She dabbled in many expressions of it. But she was always drawn back to realism. Realism especially in the intimacy of faces. She’s been refining her portraiture now for more than 10 years.
Emiliana finds inspiration in classical realists like Paul Gauguin as well as living ones like Lisa Yuskavage and Amy Sherald.
She continues to live, work and paint in Los Angeles, California.