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Em is Emily THomas, a new orleans based artist, specializing in , but not limited to, chalkboard signage.
Em was Born and raised on the jersey shore. Surrounded by the nostalgia of the boardwalks, her love for old painted signs began early......
em earned a BFA in painting from the Univeristy of the ARTS in Philadelphia.
Shortly after graduating em visited and fell in love with the inspirational New Orleans where she evntually relocated and began her career as a sign and trade artist.
em's first chalk gigs originated in her numerous restaurant jobs playing around with the specials boards.
for the last 10 years em's been the in-house sign artist at the House of Blues New Orleans and also worked in their national art warehouse where she restored collected folk art and indulged in creative installation and art pieces of all kinds and scales that can be seen all over the country.
her art and signage can be seen all over new orleans and surrounding areas.
in addition to maintaining multiple freelance accounts,
em also spends her time creating both personal and commissioned work.