Emlin lives in Norwich, Vermont and spends time in Maine. She graduated from Kirkland College in NY and has a graduate degree from Yale. She spent 20 years working in graphic design and gradually moved to painting as the graphic design world became digitalized. Going back and forth between plein air sketching and development in the studio, her love of mark-making and her enjoyment of the paint, create a rhythm which invites an emotional engagement with the elements. Her work reflects the way she both sees and intuits her surroundings.