emily j. cole | richmond, va
I've been creating since my childhood in rural Minnesota. In high school, I tried graphite portraiture for the first time and fell in love. I went on to receive a BA from Augustana University and took Graphic Design courses at the Art Institutes International - Minnesota. In addition to graphite and digital design, I enjoy charcoal drawing, photography, and stained glass.
Fundraising is my 9-5 job and I am currently the Director of Development at Virginia Repertory Theatre in Richmond, VA. Past employers include Fox Advancement in Minneapolis, MN, Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins, MN, and The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra in St. Paul, MN. I'm grateful my career path has allowed me the freedom to also pursue my artistic passions.
I have many joys, including my husband, Robbie, my dog, Indie, and the very best family and friends. I am grateful to God, the first Artist, for lending me artistic ability, and to all those who have supported and encouraged my creativity along the way. Please contact me if you have questions about pricing or would like to talk about commissioning a piece.