Emilie Lee is a classically trained painter, senior fellow at the Hudson River Fellowship, and instructor at the Grand Central Atelier in NYC. Drawing on her background as a rock climber and adventure athlete, she travels to remote locations to study landscapes that are critical in the field of conservation. She creates drawings, notes, and plein air paintings while on location which she later uses to inform her large-scale canvases in the studio. Her work is a distillation of time, memory, and a close observation of the natural world. Lee handcrafts each piece of artwork using time-honored techniques tested by museum conservationists to ensure the archival quality of each piece.