Emily Tjömsland

Artist Profile

Artist Statement

As an artist, I love the challenge of portraiture. I love faces because they challenge and push me. I love capturing what is beautiful in someone and at the same time doing it with accuracy. Portrait painting does this for me. 

I was trained in oil painting and then discovered a love for digital media and the limitless possibilities of painting with a tablet.

I love to use rich color schemes. I love to highlight fine details in some areas while leaving other areas vague.


Art Biography

Emily Bjorklund Tjomsland is a painter/illustrator based out of Salt Lake City, Utah.

She enjoys working in her home studio close to her son, yellow lab, and husband Aaron. Mrs. Tjomsland was invited to be judge over oil paintings for Utah Art’s Festival’s Fine Arts and other competitions.

She was co-commissioned to produce artwork for the City of South Salt Lake and also took part in a project grant to produce art for the Utah Division for the Blind & Visually Impaired.

She has worked as an illustrator for Smarter Parenting’s digital animation, honored to participate in public speaking engagements showcasing her work, and is featured in art magazines and newsletters. She is a University of Utah B.F.A. Alumni

Learn more about her portrait painting on the Paint My Photo page.