Emily Selvin has devoted her life to the arts. She began her journey as a classical ballet student at the Pennsylvania Ballet in the 1970s. From there, she went on to study geo-textile engineering at Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, which encouraged her to develop her gift for botanical painting emphasizing the interplay of pictorial form on material field. Her later tenure at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts involved printmaking, classical painting, and prize-winning explorations of mixed media.
Recently, her glass book Self Portrait in Dreams won exhibition space at the American Glass Guild’s juried exhibition American Glass Now: 2016, and traveled from Chicago to the National Cathedral in Washington, DC. Her current work focuses on social impact, with an emphasis on education and awareness of global gender issues and how they affect women.