I make gestural oil paintings in which the wonder of light, landscape and the visual exuberance of life are reflected in the sensuous tactility of paint and playful lyricism of brush marks, which wiggle and dance across the surface.
My work is celebratory, attempting to make tangible the connection we all have with the outer world and with each other, through high-octane paintings which vibrate with visceral life force and euphoric energy.
Originally from Portsmouth, Emily received a First Class BA in Fine Art at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
She takes inspiration from the rich colour palettes and intense emotion of Renaissance paintings, but also the high energy of other social and cultural influences, from the euphoria of rock and pop music to the exuberant tactility of the work of contemporary painters such as Auerbach and Gillian Ayres.
After University Emily worked in a London Gallery before spending five years living and painting in a remote area of Southern Greece, where she started seriously exploring the possibilities of the landscape in her work. In 2014 she returned to England and worked as an artist’s assistant in London before leaving to further her own career after a successful solo show.
She has been included in many group shows including at the Cass Art Space in London, and the Lightbox gallery, Woking. In 2021 she was shortlisted for the Jackson’s Painting Prize and was chosen by Maggi Hambling as her winning artist at the plein air painting event ‘Paint Out Norfolk’. In 2021 she was elected a member of the Chelsea Art Society.