Emily Dubowski was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She began to fulfill her artistic promise early; at the age of ten she completed an oil painting of her mother, then entered and won a national painting contest. Emily attended the Washington University School of Fine Arts in St. Louis, Missouri, and the Chautauqua Scholar’s Program in upstate New York. Soon she married Don Dubowski, another artist. She continued painting while raising a family of three boys and even mixed colors for her husband, who was working for Hallmark at the time. Since that time, Emily’s work has come to greater attention. Her paintings have been represented in many shows and exhibitions—including some in Kansas City, St. Louis, and Sante Fe—where they have won several “Best in Show ” and “Juror’s Choice” awards. Dubowski’s work has also been exhibited in numerous corporate and state collections, including those of Hallmark Cards, the R.H. Macy Company and the state of Kansas, as well as in several museums and private collections. “When the viewer is transported into the world I have created,” Dubowski says, “and in that moment responds with his or her emotions, I have made the connection I am seeking. My initial attention may be a purely visual sensation, but always, for me, there is an emotional pull that lies beneath the surface.” Emily’s hobbies include gardening and traveling for inspiration and she does all her own photography. She listens to classical music when painting and cites Mahler’s Fifth Symphony as one of her favorite pieces.