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Virtual Studio Visit and Interview with Emily Mullet

Our “Arts to Hearts Project” is a community led platform for women creators helping them tune their creativity into successful & Money making careers/businesses. To get to the core of what it means to be an artist, we’re stripping out the fluff and focusing on the basics. Therefore we decided to start a studio visit series called Arts to Hearts studio visits. We performed virtual studio visits and talked with many women artists from around the world as part of our series. Charuka Arora, the founder of Arts to Hearts, interviews artists in their studios and shares their work with our audience. All of these interviews are available on our official website, https://artstoheartsproject.com/. This week, Emily A. Mullet is the featured artist for our Arts to Hearts Studio Visits series.

Originally from Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, Emily Mullet is a mixed-media artist. She graduated from College of the Ozarks in 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art with a concentration in Painting and Graphic Design. Floral images and the female form fascinate her, thus she incorporates printmaking techniques into her work. Emily’s work is heavily influenced by contemporary street artists, who use spray paints, stencils, and wheat pastes in their work.

For those who are unfamiliar with your work, please tell us about your work and art. We’d like to know more about it.

So my work is a little muddled. Despite the fact that I paint on my pieces, I employ a variety of printmaking processes, including screen printing, Lino cutting, stenciling, and even true painting with a brush. The only difference is that I do it all with layers of resin. Since each layer of paint on my panels is encased in resin, As a result, between each layer, it casts a few tiny shadows, and then the light is able to pass through. And it’s so intriguing to me that I can’t stop doing it, despite the fact that it takes a lot of time. So there you have it, a brief explanation of my work and how it’s put together.

Let’s take a closer look at how you come up with new ideas. We are curious, how exactly do you get things done? And please tell us that during the course of your work, do you rely on your intuition?

So I think one of the things I’m most proud of about myself is how adaptable I am. When I’m working on a piece of art, I prefer to start with a general idea of what I want to accomplish, but as I go along, and the piece takes on a life of its own, I react to the changes that occur in order to make it the best it can be.

We’d say that’s quite an effort. So now please tell us a little about how you got started and what your first studio was.

My entire life has been devoted to the creation of art, so that’s where I began. When I was a kid, my bedroom floor would be littered with all of my art supplies, such as paint and sketchbooks. While working on the floor, I’d stow everything under my bed. And then, um, in college, the classes were a great place for me to do a lot of my work. So after a while, we relocated, and I didn’t have a bed at all. It resembled a low bed. My mother was irate because I would leave items on the mattresses because I couldn’t slide them below bed. Because of that, I now have my own room in our house, which was intended to be a bedroom but I’ve hijacked it and I use it as a studio now.

Tell us about the most favourite thing about your studio.

It’s hard to think of a better place to work than this workstation, where all of my tools are within easy reach. Sunlight pours through the window, illuminating a pair of trees outside. Now, the flowers are just beginning to open. As a result, it’s the ideal spot to relax in the sunshine while enjoying the flowering flowers.

Please tell us about your daily routine. Do you have a set pattern for coming to the studio, or do you go with your gut feelings?

I normally begin working in my studio after I’ve completed my day job duties, in an effort to shift my mindset. I enjoy being in a creative environment where I can express myself and a place that enhances my focus on my art work. While working I have this habit of listening to certain songs when I’m creating stuff, and I don’t listen to that music when I’m working. This may sound weird, but it works for me.

For our “Arts to the Hearts Project,” we close every live session, studio visit, and podcast with a series of rapid-fire questions. You may also check out our podcasts at www.artstoheartsproject.com/podcast. So, returning to our round of rapid-fire questions with Emily, Charuka posed the following question to her.

That is genuinely awe-inspiring. We learned a great deal about you and your artistic endeavors from you. Before we wrap up, we’d like to ask you a few quick questions to get a better sense of who you are.

  • Tell us about the first thing you brought to the studio.  My work bench, I believe, was the first thing I purchased. I noticed this table in a mall that was closing down and selling its merchandise at deeply discounted prices, and I immediately thought, “I want that table.” So I went to the mall and bought that table.
  • Please tell us about the first piece of art you made while working here. As far as I can tell, As many as 30 elephants were drawn and water colored and that was probably my very first studio creation.
  • Please let us know where we can follow and find your artwork. So you can just follow me on Instagram. That’s where I’m most active. I do a lot of stories. Also, my website is www.emilymullet.com. I have a lot of the artwork that I showed there. My artwork is also in PXP contemporary and online galleries. So you can find my work in both of those places.

So, in our series of virtual studio visits this week, we learned a little bit about Emily Mullet. But the story doesn’t end here. We have a long list of intriguing studio visits and interviews with artists from around the world in the works. Arts to Hearts Project are on a mission to unite women creatives, globally. It is a global contemporary art platform & community for women artists/creative. We curate global projects, opportunities and a safe community for women creatives.

You can get all the details of all our future projects and can connect with us by visiting our website https://artstoheartsproject.com/ and subscribing to our newsletter. So until our next studio visit, keep creating the magic through your art.

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