Emmanuel Preston

Emmanuel Preston has been attending Gateway since 2006.

Though he applies his images to ceramics, clothing, wooden plaques and other items, what he enjoys most is drawing and painting images of angels on paper or canvas. Preston’s work often depicts heavenly scenes combined with other imagery; particularly dream-inspired. Sometimes muscular men will appear, and he will occasionally add in imagery from cinema or another unexpected source. Preston is dedicated to perfecting his craft and visually realizing his internal thoughts, desires, and philosophies. He is comfortable working in many scales, from the intimate to the imposing.

Preston’s work has been exhibited at Drive- by Projects, in Watertown, and at the Gateway Gallery.

“When I focus on drawing myself it feels pretty good, being an artist feels really good.”