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Emilio’s reputation as a painter of stunning portraits has skyrocketed and we were lucky to have him as an inspiring teacher at Sadie Valeri Atelier, where he shared his impressive painting skills and confidence-building teaching style with our lucky students. We are now thrilled to be able to offer his first instructional video so artists everywhere can learn how to build rock-solid skills and also explore expressive interpretations of form.

Total Run Time: 2 hours 52 mins – full video is a single 4.7gb file

About the Instructor:

A Southern California native, Emilio received his BFA from the Art Institute of California in 2006, and his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2011. He currently lives and works in San Francisco and is represented by Modern Eden Gallery.

Emilio describes his his work as:

“Subtle shifts, repetition, (re)placement, or absence of facial features are attempts to create a feeling of dissonance and pressure in the viewer. I want someone to be drawn in by the uncanny nature of a piece and still feel safe to explore the feelings and reactions the pressure gives rise to.”