About the Artist

Emma van den Akker is an Austin based oil painter, originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia. Inspired by her grandfather, a career painter, van den Akker dabbled in art before becoming serious about painting in high school. Van den Akker is self taught and uses oil paint to create expressive and colorful portraits, landscapes and seascapes. Van den Akker has been featured in Almost Real Things art magazine as one of their top 10 Artists to Watch and has exhibited her work through the Philly Art Collective in Philadelphia.