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Emily Boller grew up on the same farm that was homesteaded by her pioneering relatives in the mid 1800s near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Her parents encouraged the mural painting endeavors of a young, budding artist; and a painting professor at Purdue University imparted a fiery passion for the pursuit of artistic excellence.

After graduating from college and a brief cowboy adventure out West, she and her husband Kurt settled back in the Midwest to raise a family.

In the midst of the busyness of motherhood, Emily turned to food to unwind from stress and cope with life’s trials.

This unhealthy pattern eventually spiraled into a full-blown food addiction . . . and she eventually gained 100 pounds.

At age 41, Emily started suffering chest pains.  A heart catheterization revealed that she had coronary artery disease.

Then, at age 47, prediabetes and hypertension were added to her medical chart.

Her blood pressure had risen to 154/97, so she decided to radically change her life before it was too late.

She created an online art exhibit – using food as an artistic medium and her diseased body as a point of departure — to transform it into the work of art it was originally created to be.

Emily titled the art exhibit Transformation.

In one year’s time, she lost 100 pounds; and, even more importantly, she escaped from food addiction and her health was restored.

Transformation eventually inspired thousands from all over the world to get their health back too.

Additionally, she became a blog writer and public speaker for Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Dr. Fuhrman wrote the following about her writings in his book The End of Dieting (2014):

“You are not alone in your struggle with your weight and food addictions. A successful nutritarian and contributor to my blog since 2009, Emily has inspired thousands of people to change their lives.”

Today, she is an alumna of Dr. Fuhrman’s Nutritiarian Education Institute where she completed the certificate programs in Basic Nutrition and The Science of the Nutritarian Diet.

Now she combines practical, no nonsense tips with easy to understand science to help others escape the powerful grip of food addiction too.

Besides writing and speaking, Emily is an artist who works primarily in the mediums of oil and watercolor paintings to achieve her goal of producing significant works of art in her lifetime.


Arise and Shine

Watercolor on paper

(c) Emily Boller


To learn more about Emily, click on the following blog post titled, “Breaking the Silence.”

Artist Statement



I’m an expressionist painter. Paint and its particular characteristics are more important to me than what they may represent.

I do sometimes use recognizable motifs such as flowers or landscapes that have sentimental value to me as points of departure, but painting a mirrored likeness does not interest me.

Instead, I produce works of art through the careful placement of colors, shapes, lines, patterns, brushstrokes, and even the puddles of pigments that form when the various liquids dry.

When these elements flow together to make visible an image that has never been seen before, I become fully alive and touch for a fleeting moment the glory of the majestic beyond this life.

Emily Boller




web colors

“Art does not reproduce the visible;

Rather, it makes visible.”

Paul Klee

 web 2

“Being a mirror to nature is not being an artist.”

Al Pounders; Professor Emeritus of Painting, Purdue University


Bachelor of Arts with Distinction; Fine Arts

Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana


Certificate completion of Nutrient-Dense, Plant-Rich (NDPR) Nutrition:

Basics of Nutrition and The Science of the Nutritarian Diet

Nutritarian Education Institute


web pots and flowers (2)

Pots and Flowers

Oil paint on canvas

(c) Emily Boller

“Art, or painting, is attempting to make a two-dimensional

equivalent to intense experience.”

Al Pounders





Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society; Purdue University


New York art critic, April Kingsley Art Award; figure drawing


Outstanding Educator Award; The National Scholastics Art and Writing Awards



Venues / Exhibits

Accent and Design, Warsaw, Indiana

Art for Sale, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Annual Members’ Exhibitions, Artlink Contemporary Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Joseph Decuis Emporium, Roanoke, Indiana

Art on East Main, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Downtown Landmarks Exhibit, Artlink Contemporary Gallery

Garland’s Art Gallery, Fort Wayne, Indiana

Fifth Regional Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Gallery

Motherlode Women’s Exhibition, Avant-Garde Gallery, Ft. Wayne, Indiana

Self Portrait Exhibition, Artlink Contemporary Gallery


web intercession


Watercolor on paper

(c) Emily Boller

“Art is a timeless treasure that passes through the ages.”

Judy Hardway

Commissions & Collections

Oil paintings, watercolors, mixed media, and prints; private and corporate collections

More than 25 site-specific mural paintings in businesses, churches, schools, and residences


Seas roar small

Let the Seas Roar

Oil paint on canvas

(c) Emily Boller

“The artist must train not only his eye but his soul.”

Wassily Kandinsky