In the warmth of natural light, I treat each painting as a diary entry. My pieces tell stories of finding peace, balance, and trusting yourself.

Emma Ortiz is an artist born and based in Miami. Upon completing her BFA at Parsons School of Design, Ortiz moved her practice back to Miami to complete her MFA at Florida International University. Beginning simply by painting orchids in the backyard on hot summer days, Ortiz's practice evolved around accessing intuition, creating shapes, and mixing color. She earned her MFA this past April. She now works in a garage-type studio and often catches herself looking up at the sky for a breath of perspective and grounding.