Emma draws inspiration from a wide variety of sources; referring to shadows, reflections, the spaces in-between things. Her work is often inspired by architecture; and in more recent times, nature and organic forms. ‘The best starting point for a piece of work is something observed by chance. I love catching the essence of things as they appear momentarily.’
Emma is influenced by the simplicity and bold use of colour in the work of Ellsworth Kelly and Sol Le Witt. She uses screen printing processes to produce crisp and uncluttered images, exploring shape and form through the layering of colours, textures and painterly marks. Emma studied printmaking at the Royal College of Art in the late 90’s where she won several awards. She now exhibits extensively in the UK as well as selling work globally. She is currently working towards a solo show at the Duckett and Jeffreys Art Gallery in 2012.
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