Thomas Weeks Barrett, Jr.'s Third Floor Studio
The Studio Today
Today, Thomas W. Barrett, Jr.'s studio is in active use by resident artist Emilie Houssart. Artist Benjamin Arnold will be in residence through the end of 2018 while Emilie is on sabbatical.
Artist in Residence - Emilie Houssart
Emilie Houssart is a visual artist based in Poughkeepsie, NY.
As a painter, Emilie works predominantly in oils; she also makes etchings, monotypes, drawings and sculptures. Her work is an exploration of the complex relationship humans have with nature, often examining our responses to chaos and absurdity. She has a strong affinity for natural and discarded materials.
riginally Dutch, Emilie spent most of her early years in Norwich, UK, and received a BA Hons. from the University of Durham. She spent three years at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence studying drawing and painting, and teaching on a scholarship award, graduating in 2006. Since then she has been developing her work while continuing to teach in London, Texas and, since 2013, the Hudson Valley.
Emilie gives classes, workshops and private instruction in drawing, painting and intaglio. She has been an Instructor at the Woodstock School of Art since 2016 and a Studio Assistant at P.U.F. Print Studio since 2017. Emilie has worked as Scenic Designer for Austin Shakespeare (TX) and collaborated on opera productions with the Yorke Trust (Norfolk, UK).