Meet Nashville Painter And Mother Emily Leonard Southard

Written by James Kicinski-McCoy
9:00 am
03/24/15

Photography by James-Kicinski-McCoy

We were invited to spend a morning with Nashville born-and-raised artist Emily Leonard Southard in her charming and eclectic, mid-century, dream-bungalow that she shares with her husband Sloane, their adorable 19-month-old daughter Wendy Anne, and their two cats Sara and Mo. Here, the stunning mother of one talks about the things she loves most, how being an artist is in her blood, and what life is like after becoming a parent. So, pull up a chair and click through our slideshow below. We know you’ll be inspired by this mom’s genuine spirit, as well as her jaw-dropping studio, and much more!

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10 comments

Christina C

Such a beautiful space! Would love to know where her pants are from!

Loreann @ whosjomama

Those photos with her and the babe in her studio just tickle my heart! Another very well done photo series. :)

xo,
Loreann
http://whosjomama.wordpress.com

Tori / My Om Life

LOVED this interview. What a beautiful glance into Emily and Wendy Anne’s art-filled life. Beautiful photos too!

Much love,
Tori

Erin

Wow! What a gorgeous home, and so beautifully captured by James… You have a great eye!
I love the warmness in her home with the natural tones of the wood & those slightly peached walls… Not to mention, that unexpected pop of yellow – how refreshing!
I too agree that multitasking is so over-rated. I didn’t realize this until after my 2nd babe… Prioritizing is the key!
Thanks so much for sharing. I’m definitely inspired, and I hope you have more posts like this one.
xx Erin of MOMMETRY

Alexandra

I adore the look and feel of this place! I think baskets of kids toys add warmth too :) The photos in these posts are always so perfectly timed

Warm Regards,
Alexandra
http://www.littlewildheart.com

Kristen

I loved everything about this interview. Beautiful. Inspiring. you even convinced me to buy that pair of shoes from Nisolo that I’ve been eyeing.

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Bruce Macdonald

I am an artist in Lexington, VA, and admire your landscapes very much.
I am trying to find a gallery in Nashville, TN and would appreciate any ideas you may have.
I plan to be in your city in June and can send some examples of my work digitally ahead of time.
Regards,
Bruce Macdonald

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