Emilie Astell

Trail to Echo Lake, Emilie Astell

Emilie Astell is an artist working in oils. She has also worked in pastels, acrylics and watercolors.

She concentrates on plein air paintings as well as working in her studio.

Her work has been accepted into a number of juried exhibits including the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Connecticut Pastel Society, Concord Art Association, and the Fitchburg Art Museum.

She is also an associate member of 6 Bridges Gallery in Maynard.

She has exhibited with the Worcester County Plein Air group at Assumption College, the Gardner Area League of Artists, and the Orr’s Island Artists group at various locations. Her paintings are in private collections and at the Ashland Public Library.

Astell attended the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, R.I., where she was awarded a certificate in drawing and painting. She also studied at the deCordova Museum and with artists David Lussier, Richard McKinley, Jeanne Rosier Smith, and Stan Sperlak.

Prior to her painting career, Astell was a journalist with several daily newspapers including those in Worcester, MA, Bloomington, IL, and Madisonville, KY.

Astell has a bachelor’s degree in political science and journalism. She is a native of New Jersey. For a number of years, she lived in the Midwest before relocating to Holden, MA, with her husband, John.

Website: www.eastellart.com