Emily A. McDougall

I can't remember the morning I woke up and decided I was going to be an artist. I've just always been one. I'm a big believer in true love and I'm all for the romantics. So naturally, I paint love stories.

Here's some fun facts about me:



I'm entirely self taught.

I've never had a formal art lesson, but I have spent every day of the last 20 years drawing, painting, and creating. I take great inspiration from artists such as Edouard Manet, John Singer Sargent, and Edgar Degas.

©️ Silver Linings Photography

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©️ Silver Linings Photography


I'm easily inspired.

Really easily inspired. I'm inspired by where I am first and foremost. At weddings, it's the feeling of being right there - in the middle of the action. The music is going, there is movement everywhere I look, and happy emotional faces no matter which way I'm facing. At home, while working from photos I like to imagine what the subject is like in real life, sometimes the person ordering the painting will tell me more about them. I use this kind of information to add emotion to my portraits.

So, what's that? It's my Myers Briggs result of course. Essentially, it means that I have a strong sense of intuition and emotional understanding and I'm an idealist who always want to make the world a better place. Which makes a whole lot of sense as I try to capture the beauty in every moment I can.


I'm an infj.

Emily paints events and custom artwork. Based out of Kitchener, Ontario.

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