Pushing Paint

Fair Oaks, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I am a professional custom artist specializing in personalized painting including pets, portraits, landscape, or other subjects my clients envision; interior murals and wall paint design; custom art on 3D materials; chalkboard & sign writing; logo conception & art creation for branding.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Bringing my client's artistic vision into fruition brings me a sense of fulfillment. Art can be sentimental, engaging, defining, and beautiful; being able to collaborate with my customers and translate their vision into a completed piece continually drives my passion.


Fair Oaks, CA 95628

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9 Reviews
  • Rebecca S. Aug 17, 2017
    Verified Review
    Amazing work and worked within a tight timeframe!
  • Julie A. Aug 17, 2017
    Verified Review
    I am thrilled with Emily and the ceiling mural she painted for me. Emily was great to work with, her communication was excellent, she listened to what I wanted and we worked together to create the vision. She is a very talented artist and I hope to have her back to do more work for me in the future.
    Emily R. Aug 17, 2017

    Thank you Julie! You were wonderful to work with. Excited to help you continue in the beautification process of your house! Enjoy your new bathroom in the meantime.

  • Richie K. Aug 4, 2017
    Emily is, simply put, incredible. She is so fun to work with and makes the experience of working with her absolutely memorable. She listened to what I wanted and then used her style to make it her own. Truly a collaborative effort. Cannot wait to find a reason to hire her again!
  • Amanda B. Jul 31, 2017
    I have hired Emily for several drawings for my family's pets. Her work was exactly what I had imagined. She depicted the animals personality in her drawings. Her work is one to be desired. I would definitely refer any of my friends and family to her to do artwork. In fact, she drew a portrait of my dog and opening it brought tears to my eyes because it was absolutely perfect! I would trust her to do any art project because she is able to handle various types of art styles from painting murals to drawing pet portraits with pencil she has amazing skills.
  • Stephanie J. Jul 31, 2017
    I asked Emily to make me a portrait of my kitten Jynx for my boyfriend's birthday. I sent her some photos and what she made is the cutest most amazing painting ever! It's fun and highlights his unique features. I was expecting it to take a week or perhaps longer but she was done in 2 days! I love my painting and I will definitely be going to her for any custom artwork in the future.
  • Debbie S. Jul 31, 2017
    I commissioned a painting of my "kids" for my husband's birthday. I supplied Emily with a few photos where the subjects just would not stay still! From that she created the most amazing work of art. Her level of professionalism and responsiveness to my needs was of top quality and the painting was complete and delivered in perfect time. I would highly recommend Pushing Paint for any custom work you may be seeking. The value of work produced was beyond expectations!
  • Forest Y. Jul 30, 2017
    I have been working with Emily Reese for just over a year now. In this year she has painted 3 of my custom guitars that I have built and I couldn't be happier with her work. The first guitar she painted was immiediately featured in LA weekly, the second is a collaboration between her, myself, Kings of Carnage guitarist Zack Fenimore and artist Jack Hatton, the 3rd she painted in full ( body and neck front and back) beautifully I may add and will be presented to Zachy Vengeance of Avenged Sevenfold. I will be employing her to paint the guitar I will be presenting to Synyster Gates of Avenged Sevenfold as well. Emily has shown nothing but professionalism, talent and dedication in her work , she is not only an amazing painter, but a very hard working caring individual that will make it her priority to ensure you get the exact work done that you have asked her to do. She is among the most talented artists I have ever seen and if you hire her I guarantee you will not be disappointed. Sincerely Forest Young FYguitars
  • Alex O. Jul 30, 2017
    Emily is extremely talented! The work, energy and effort she puts into her art to make her customers happy is out of this world. I have yet to see sub par quality come out of her finger tips.
  • Reily S. Jul 29, 2017
    Emily is an awesome artist to work with! She is very detail oriented and diligent. She makes collaboration a lot of fun, and continues working until you are fully satisfied with the results. If you're looking for quality custom work she's a perfect fit.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
My rate varies from project to project, depending on complexity, medium, size, and other variables. I work with my customers to find a price that's fair for the work produced and within budget. I maintain quality standards for all of my work.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When I start working with a new customer, its my job to understand clearly what they are visualizing. Reference images of what a new client is inspired by are very helpful with beginning a new project. After we outline the project and what needs to be accomplished and we agree upon a price, I usually produce a mockup or sketch for my customer to approve before I get to work on the 'real deal.'
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have studied Fine Art throughout high school and college, graduating with a bachelors in Art from UC Santa Cruz. There I focused mainly on painting, drawing, and photography, including digital editing in photoshop. I gained experience as a freelance graphic artist while in school, and went on to work on art & design and printing at a screenprinting company.