Emily (Deep Dive) Original


Emilymetalskin is an artist, art model, and purveyor of all things curious and creative. I love collaborating and drawing Emily because she’s not afraid of being herself or exploring a new, interesting persona for fun. Oftentimes, Emily will create her own costumes and props for drawing sessions to encourage us to bring our full creative selves to the table. 

In this session, Emily made a shark out of cardboard to prop behind her. It was easy to imagine Emily diving into the deep sea, bravely exploring the unknown despite the potential unknowns lurking nearby. I saw it as a metaphor for choosing to live in these exhausting times: where are the sharks hiding in your life?

Artwork size: 9 x 12 in.

One of my favorite artist’s philosophies comes from the great Zen Master and artist, Hakuin Ekaku. He proposed that the inner character of the artist shining through gives a painting its power. With that in mind, my figurative paintings explore and encompass all of my interests in art: the exploration of mixed media, the design of shapes and forms by observing the figure, the joy of color and line, and Zen meditation.


Each painting is:

  • One of a kind and completely unique
  • Individually signed by the artist
  • Created with a variety of archival, lightfast materials including Case for Making pan watercolors, Golden SoFlat Matte Acrylics, Caran d'ache Neocolor II watersoluble wax pastels, and Platinum Carbon Black In
  • Painted on archival, Canson®XL® Mixed Media paper, featuring heavyweight (98lb/160g), medium grain texture
  • All prints come unframed. For framing suggestions, please consult our Framing FAQ page.
  • All items are shipped USPS first class in a clear, protective sleeve, sandwiched between cardboard in a rigid mailer.
  • Work is © Vanessa Lee / resetreality.net, shopresetreality.com. All rights reserved

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