Emily Chaplin

Originally from North Carolina and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill, Emily Chaplin has called Aspen, Colorado home for the past decade. An oil painter working in expressive color and painting primarily with a palette knife, Emily is a Resident Artist at the Red Brick Center for the Arts. Her work is represented by: Elliott Yeary Gallery of Aspen; Wilde Meyer Galleries of Scottsdale and Tucson, Arizona; and Legends of the West Fine Art of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Emily’s abstract aspen tree oil paintings have caught the eye of collectors around the United States. “Before I began painting these enigmatic trees, I spent years observing them closely and photographing them in detail. I strive to create paintings that reflect the physical qualities I identify in aspens, and that capture the feelings I experience when I am in their presence. I view each new individual work as a part of an ongoing body that viewed together create a forest of paintings honoring the beauty of this tree and of the natural world.”

When not in her studio painting, you’re likely to find Emily outside hiking, biking or skiing, or enjoying coffee and couch time with her partner Chris and their sweet rescue dog Abaco.