Emily Carrington Freeman yearns to be a monk, but is frequently reminded that she is missing an Important Piece. Rather than accept an unprecedented indignity, she settles for swishing around Oxford in a long, black coat.

Such swishing is, perhaps, characteristic. Emily swished her way through two degrees at Balliol College, University of Oxford. Since graduating, she elegantly swishes her paintbrush hither and thither in an attempt to arrest the fleeting and beauteous.

When not preoccupied with the state of her hair, she makes quite nice pictures.