studio time

and so today, I had a blissful day in the studio, I collected wild flowers and made drawings and started a few watercolours. I have been recovering from a difficult knee injury and operation which meant three months on crutches but I am now walking and driving and almost back to normal, whatever that is. I have had tearful days over the last few months, the restrictions with movement and lack of earnings or anything that others might expect, sick pay, support, even an understanding of a foreign health care system and especially following the loss of all of my previous work it has all been a little tough to process.

Today felt peaceful, art and nature therapy at its core, restorative, ancient, liberating, connected…. we may have almost zero incomes or money in the bank but we are rich in what is essentially crucial to a life that is respectful of our environment, reflective of the wonders it holds and in this we share moments with our son


Review of the Botanical Works Exhibition 8-22 December 2018

Such eloquent and considered words, thank you to Helen Tomkins for the review of my current exhibition at Lightwoods Park & House, only a few more days to go until closing. All works for sale, 10% donation to Muscular Dystrophy UK

'Emma Archer’s Botanical Works, have a beautiful ribbon-like, abstract fluidity to them, a lightness of touch and immediacy that means nothing ever looks laboured, instead it captures a moment, in a way that many drawings or paintings of plants do not. They have great energy, evident not just in the vibrant, layered translucence of the watercolour paintings, but also in the simple pencil studies'.

Blog start, new work...........

I would like to share my marks and thoughts & again be a part of a small art community whether that be in the flesh or through the global airwaves

I have just added a new work to my site - hibiscus lilac queen, a small watercolour study on paper which is now available, please view in works on paper. I am currently working towards an exhibition this December in the UK