Reception Saturday, May 4, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Open Sunday, May 5, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Emma is a native of North Carolina. She was born in Beaufort and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Her first job brought her to Moore County as a 4-H Extension agent. She traveled to the Philippines with her Air Force husband where she took art lessons under Jose B. David, a renowned Philippine artist.
Later, she returned to school to get a degree as a Registered Nurse and worked at Moore Regional Hospital nearly twenty years.
After retirement and a thirty-five year break from art, Wilson became active in the Artists League, taking a variety of classes. She loves working in pastels, watercolors, and oils, and has a special affinity for alcohol inks because of their vivid colors. Her love for her home state and its beauty is shown by her paintings of coastal scenes.
Wilson is currently serving as first Vice President on the Board of Directors at the League and is also co-chair for the June judged exhibit. She tries to paint in her studio there several days a week, which still allows time for her to enjoy her grandchildren.