"Life, as they say, is not about the destination, but the journey," says artist Emily McPhie. "It's about whimsy, about having fun with life and where it takes you." Both the twirling little girl and the smiling painted elephant in McPhie's debut limited edition print
seem to embrace the adventure of a walk with no destination.Emily McPhie may be a newcomer to our family of artists, but she is no stranger to artistic families-both her father, James C. Christensen, and her sister, Cassandra Barney, are celebrated artists.Emily received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in painting. She lives in Chandler, Arizona with her husband Gavin and their three daughters. "Motherhood has brought out some pretty strong emotions and ideas," says McPhie. "Translating those thoughts and emotions into images gives me clarity, and I find I want to document them before my perception changes." McPhie is definitely an artist to watch, and Pirouettes and Pachyderms will make a wonderful start to your collection.