Emily Bouvet is a self taught artist even though she studied history of Art at La Sorbonne University in Paris. She grew up in the small town of Barbizon in France, famous for its pre-impressionist painters but she drew her early inspiration from her many travels, starting with Africa and South America from where she brought back travel logs that got published world wide.
She spent most of her summers in San Diego California in her mother’s hometown. As a teenager, she fell in love with Maui, during her first trip in ‘96 to the valley Isle. Since then she has been coming back regularly for extended periods of time, painting Hawaiian landscapes, portraits and daily life . Of Special interest is her fascination with Hawaiian Women and capturing them in a natural beautiful manner.
Emily’s paintings refer to a timeless primitive beauty. Gauguin, Le Douanier Rousseau and also Klimt are part of her pantheon. She could say as Le Douanier Rousseau claimed that she has "no other teacher than nature”.
Her world is poetic, oneiric and haloed in mystery. The company of her paintings makes one feel happy.
inspired, and uplifted her and almost 100% of her oil paintings were created here.