Emily Klima is a New York City–based visual artist. She started her studies in fine art at Boston University as a painting major and completed her studies there with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design. Her love of that field—most especially typography—led Ms. Klima to have a full design career at several of New York’s top fashion magazines, including GQ and Harper’s BAZAAR, before she established a successful independent design business. Several years ago, Ms. Klima rediscovered her love of painting. During this time she noted a strong need to defy what she had been taught about art making. From that shift in perspective Ms. Klima explores painting’s inherently raw power. Ms. Klima’s art is alive with its particular flurry of color and energy, created with drips and splatters. Ms. Klima exploits her formal training in drawing, painting, and design yet breaks free of its strictures. Layered bursts of brilliant acrylic color hold collage elements—mixed media such as typography.