The career of Yukon artist, Emma Barr has spanned over one decade. The third-generation artist was educated at the Kootenay School of the Arts in Nelson B.C. and graduated with a fine art diploma majoring in mixed media. In addition to her studio work, which focuses primarily on painting commissions, Barr teaches art to all ages.
Barr’s work evolves with her exploration of medium and subject matter. At various points in her career, she has worked with wax and pigment medium, cera colla, which culminated in a body of abstract work; with oil paints, which emotively explore landscape; and in light sculpture. Each evolution produces a realized style that documents a vibrant period of intellectual growth. Barr exhibits and sells her work nationally and internationally, and remains as one of Yukon’s favorite and most promising Canadian painters to collect from.
During every noon hour performance of Arts in the Park week 3, Emma has an open air studio set up for 2 oil paintings on the go, 1 she is working on and another for the public that she will provide guidance on. The paintings Emma is working on are based on landscapes she discovered during her month long stay camping in the Chilkoot.