Artist Emily Leonard finds inspiration all around her, from “light coming through a window, the way a doe ambles in a wood, the flutter of petals [and] the coo of an owl.” Her idyllic studio — a transformed Quonset hut sitting on 2 quiet acres in East Nashville, down a path from her mid-century home — provides the perfect environment for finding all kinds of motivation. There is a serenity and calm in the studio, and to Emily, that is reflected in her paintings.

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