Emily Whittaker holds a BFA in Studio Art from Radford University. Originally studying as an oil painter, Emily has recently developed a body of work in which she explores digital art and
illustration. Emily has shown her artwork through Richmond and Southwest Virginia. In addition to working as an Office Administrator and Instructor at the Center, Emily has also developed Middle Ground Creative - an online store in which she sells art prints and screenprinted apparel featuring her original illustrations. Emily regularly sells her work in festivals throughout Virginia and surrounding areas. Her classes focus on developing technical skills and color theory.