After her first successful solo exhibition in 2013, this is Emma’s second solo exhibition at Arundel Art Room.
Emma was born in 1972.
She studied Fine Art at Brighton University and is currently exploring work which reveals a very personal and poetic response to a private and inner world, but which nevertheless remains accessible Her palette is limited to muted soft blues and greys, with gentle tonality. This, in turn, supports the paintings, which remain powerful in their simplicity.
Emma’s works explore feelings of needing to be alone, to find a place in one’s mind which is quiet and peaceful. Her figures prompt the question: are they asleep, or simply need to disengage for a time? In her own words: “The process of creating a painting is spontaneous and playful, often beginning a new work without
knowing what will emerge. I work with thin washes, slowly building up a picture and colour, applying washes of paint then rubbing them away.
“I am very excited by the physical act of painting. I love to see how the painting will take on a life of its own and what might emerge by pure accident.”
Little Bird. Oil on canvas, 140 x 90 cm
Eva. Oil on canvas, 64 x 64 cm. 2015
Before They Said Goodbye. Limited edition print