Emily Kim's journey as a young artist is defined by perseverance that has seen her through multiple life-altering struggles. Born and raised in Maryland, Emily was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of three. Despite several years of treatments, her cancer returned when she was seven. Without a donor for a bone marrow transplant, Emily underwent a life-saving cord blood stem cell transplant. While the procedure was successful, Emily suffered numerous complications resulting in permanent and progressive neurological damage. But despite these setbacks and limitations, Emily continues to flourish and encourage others.
Art has served as an immeasurable source of positivity and happiness for Emily since she was little. No matter the medical challenges, it is through her art that she continues to express her feelings and encourage those around her. Her unbreakable will and determination are apparent in each of her creations. Whether it is painting or sketching, her intense focus and sense of fulfillment are unmistakable. Each trademark criss-cross pattern, meticulously hand drawn by Emily, details every line and gradient. While the process can be time consuming, she remains dedicated to the art she creates. The finished products are cheerful, whimsical, and inspirational. Emily hopes these uplift the spirit, inspiring others along her journey.
We thank you for taking this time to acquaint yourself with Emily and her wonderful art. We hope you enjoy Emily’s gallery and creations.