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Emmy Wommack (b. 1964) is an American abstract painter working from her home studio outside of Denver, Colorado. Her work has been exhibited across the United States and is in numerous corporate and private collections throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee.


Like most of us, I find myself dealing with a lot of internal contradictions, one minute full of joy and gratitude, the next grieving with the world over today's bit of injustice.  I paint to work these things out.  Like a dream that solves problems while one sleeps, I'm not always aware of what's being resolved through my work, but I feel the resolution.  I share my work, at least in part, because I am an introvert with a desire for connection.  The paintings are deeply personal, largely autobiographical records of events, encounters, and feelings I find it difficult to express verbally.  They are a way of communicating, albeit in faint utterance at times, with the world and the deepest parts of myself.

When I am working, anything within reach becomes an implement to apply and manipulate paint.  The first layers are applied with as little conscious thought as possible.  In subsequent layers the story starts to reveal itself and I make the crucial decisions regarding what stays, what gets buried under more paint, and what will be scraped, scratched, sanded, or otherwise coaxed away to reveal previous layers.

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