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About EMCorsaPagesPast

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I have always loved old books, especially the ones with blemished skins and brittle spines. This is where writers left their hearts on the page along with the ink. Most of the books are themed around the seasons, perfect for me since the natural world has always been my chosen subject. When I see a book, torn and tossed aside, it breaks my heart. I scoop up the yellowed pages and bring them back to the studio where I can add a touch of fancy with paint and pencils so they can once again be enjoyed. It's my way of capturing moments past within the present. And because I cannot bear to throw even a piece of these pages away, you'll find a lovely selection of blank greeting cards adorned with miniature paintings on pieces of book pages.

The majority of my paintings are done using my field sketches as references. I head out into the field on a regular basis, weather permitting. I feel you can only truly understand your subject by watching, learning and sharing its secrets in the wild rather than using a photograph. I paint what I know, and that's what you'll find here.

Everything you see listed is original work, no reproductions. I only use books that have lost the will to live and can no longer keep themselves together.

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