Emily Roles

Roles received a degree in education from West Virginia University and then taught art at Herbert Hoover High School. Her work has been exhibited in the Allied Artists Juried Exhibition at Sunrise Museums, Charleston; West Virginia Watercolor Juried Exhibitions in Beckley, Elkins, Moundsville, Morgantown, Athens and Glenville; the Carnegie Seasons of Color at Carnegie Hall, Lewisburg; and the West Virginia Juried Exhibition at the Cultural Center, Charleston. Roles says, “I draw and paint alternating between abandonment and control. Abandonment allows my natural response to emerge. Control applies my knowledge of design.”