About Emily Drew Yates:
Painter, illustrator and mapmaker Emily Yates is best known for her colorful, joyous artworks in acrylic, watercolor and mixed media – paintings and maps celebrating the magic and mystery of the natural world, botanicals and reverence for the great outdoors.
Emily spends lots of time making things and continues to go back to art and creating as a comfort. Observing nature and its creatures - seeing the language of a universe that is alive - is a constant inspiration.
She’s also created a series of watercolor maps as a tribute to the wonderful public lands (and the plants and animals they support) she’s explored in her 20-year career as an ecologist and seed conservationist. Revisiting the beauty of these places with watercolor and calligraphy promotes reverence and noticing, allowing others to be inspired, to enjoy, and to take action for the preservation of natural places and the life around them.
Emily makes her home in the Midwest and has recently shown her work at Arriva Dolce Gelato & Coffee Bar and the “Microcosmic” Art in City Hall exhibit both in Highland Park, IL.