A Word from the Artist:

 

My paintings are a celebration and exploration of nature with a focus on the ocean. Blessed to be raised with access to the beautiful Pacific Ocean, I loved spotting dolphins and sea lions playing in the surf. My father is very proactive in environmental causes, and taught me about plants and animals, about our delicate ecosystem, and our responsibility to care for our planet. As such, I grew up with a love and respect for nature and the desire to do what I could to share this respect with others. When I began painting in college, I was immediately drawn toward painting animals in their habitats, and especially ocean creatures. Turtles, dolphins, fish, whales, penguins—I paint them gliding free in the ocean. I like to think that each painting is of a moment of encounter; each painting evokes that moment when you come face-to-face with another creature who shares our world, and you look each other in the eye.

Emily Brantley | Visual Artist
 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                                                                            
Self-employed, Artist                                                                                 October 2013 – Present

-Design, develop, and deliver artworks to clients according to specifications

-Create art in variety of media & scales: acrylic, watercolor, gouache, colored pencil, pen & ink

 

EDUCATION
Loyola Marymount University,
Los Angeles, CA | 2007
BFA in Studio Arts: Emphasis Art Education | BFA in Classical Civilizations

 

COMMISSIONS/AWARDS
2019     City of Torrance, The Plunge, 10x32’ acrylic mural at the Victor E. Bunsted Pool, Torrance, CA
2019     City of Manhattan Beach, Koi Pond, Public Art Utility Box, Manhattan Beach, CA
2019     Blue Stem Hotel, Permanent Lobby Artwork Installation, Torrance, CA
2018     City of Redondo Beach, Kauila, Public Art Utility Box, Redondo Beach, CA
2017     Resin Gallery, Awarded Best in Show, Art & Surf, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

EXHIBITIONS
2020
Duo Exhibition, Emily Brantley & Wendy Stillman, Arclight Theater, El Segundo, CA​
Group Exhibition, Electricsea, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

 

2019

Group Exhibition, CA-101, CA-101 Gallery, Redondo Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Art by the Sea, Wayfarer’s Chapel, Palos Verdes, CA

Group Exhibition, Water & Wood, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA


2018

Group Exhibition, Arts Education Benefit, Lido di Manhattan, Manhattan Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Metlox Outdoor Art Gallery, Metlox Center, Manhattan Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Symbiosis: A Collaborative Experience, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Coastal California Art Exhibition, Redondo Beach Public Library, Redondo Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Water & Wood, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

2017
Group Exhibition, Art & Surf, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
Group Exhibition, Human/+Nature, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA
Group Exhibition, Art After Hours: A Local Experience, Cowork South Bay, Torrance, CA

Group Exhibition, Water & Wood, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Art of Winter, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, She is Worth the Truth, Resin Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA

 

2016

Group Exhibition, Power of Art, Ma Center, Redondo Beach, CA

Featured Artist, Art at the Harbor, Redondo Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, CA-101, Southbay Galleria, Redondo Beach, CA

Featured Artist, TEDx Talk “Plan It Earth”, Redondo Beach Public Library, Redondo Beach, CA

 

2015

Group Exhibition, Power of Art, Redondo Beach Library, Redondo Beach, CA

Group Exhibition, Art Fusion, Gallery H of Phantom Galleries, Hawthorne, CA

Group Exhibition, A Guy Walks into a Bar, Ego Art Gallery, Hermosa Beach, CA


VOLUNTEER

Public Art Commissioner: Redondo Beach, CA, Term: 2016-2018

Social Media Chair: Redondo Beach Art Group, 2016-2018

Judge: El Segundo Arts Association, Library Show, June 2017

Art at the Harbor: Planning Board Member/Social Media/Graphics, 2016

Make-A-Wish: Coloring page design for hospitalized children, 2013
Live Art Performance: Good Friday & Easter Services, Journey of Faith Church, 2013

 

Artist CV