Emily grew up in Huntsville, Alabama and moved to Arkansas where she completed a BFA in 2005 and a MA in art education in 2008. Along with her family, Emily moved to Franklin, Tennessee in 2009 where she opened The Big Picture Studio.
“Reusing trash to make something beautiful is meaningful on a number of levels. To me it is a metaphor for the way God transforms hearts. He takes something that is broken, dirty and useless and creates something brand new and beautiful.”Emily Martinez