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About

Emma is a British artist originally from Birmingham and currently living and working from her studio in Italy. After graduating from Liverpool John Moores University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Emma worked in Birmingham for ten years. There she produced works in her studio, exhibited and worked on commissions. Simultaneously she also worked for galleries and managed one of Britain's largest commercial art galleries outside of London. She also worked for design companies, PR agencies and creative organisations. At this time her works were urban, city inspired landscapes & skylines. Emma has always been inspired by travel and culture which led her to travels around the world and a final big move to her childhood passion of Italy. Emma in the last eight years with her partner has personally restored a ruined stone farm house with traditional materials and set up her artist studio. The house is set in a few hectares of land that Emma works on and inspires her current work Constantly being surrounded by nature, this environment has determined a shift in content, her works now are centred around floral, botanical influences with acrylic and watercolour pieces on paper and canvas.

Artist statement

I am making visual records of the world around me, attempting to capture a hint of the sounds, textures and colours, evoke a sensation, vibration or thought. I am not trying to directly replicate nature. I often start with a floral branch and then work from that over disjointed periods of time. Inevitably the flowers have usually dried, the colours, lines and mark making become more instinctive. I like the interplay and subtleties of colour use, organic forms and shapes and the scents of almond blossom, lavender and fresh green grass that envelope my home & studio. 

I have had a long break from making art and chose to dedicate my time to building and restoring our home, working on the land and starting a family. I now have a self built studio with views of olive groves, vineyards and various fruit & nut trees. I love growing flowers and vegetables from seed, pruning and tending to our trees and olive grove and slowly shaping our landscape ever so delicately.

My plan is to build a body of work to start exhibiting, selling and sharing again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Memories of building and restoring our home, a labour of love..............

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my son Arturo, infinite joy & source of inspiration

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Bibliography/cv

Education

1998 Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in Fine Art, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

1995 Btec National Diploma in Foundation Studies in Art & Design, Bournville Art School, University of Central England, Birmingham UK

 

Solo Exhibitions

2018 Botanical works, Lightwoods Park & House, Adkins Lane B67 5DP UK

2000 Cityscapes, BUPA Parkway Hospital, Solihull UK

1999 Seascapes, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK

1998 Ted Baker, Liverpool UK

1998 Seascapes Netshopper, Rainford, Merseyside UK

 

Group Exhibitions

2002 The shape of the land, The Custard Factory, Birmingham, UK

1998 Selected works, Mercedez Benz Showroom, Stockport, UK

1998 JMU Degree Show, Myrtle Street, Liverpool, UK

1997 Hope Street Gallery, Liverpool, UK

 

Commissioned works

2015 Commission for Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK

2004 21 pieces for the Burlington Hotel, Birmingham, UK

2003 Various pieces for The Art Lounge, The Mailbox, Birmingham, UK

2002 Various projects and commissions including Birmingham Cityscapes and commissions for corporations such as FW Pharma Systems, Brindleyplace through Top Draw Design Agency, Birmingham, UK

2002 Works sold by Temple Gallery and Moya Bucknall Fine Art, Solihull

2000 Works sold and commissioned through Artscene Creative, Birmingham, UK Clients included The Old Monk Company, Caffe Uno, Holiday Inn.

2000 Collaborated on painting the backdrops for the English National Ballet through Artscene Creative, Birmingham, UK

2000 Work sold to Nandos Restaurant, Star City, Birmingham, UK