About Emily Jolley

An abstract artist, Emily’s main focus is painting incorporating emulsion paints. Her work is influenced by Modernism, including Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists that reference minimalism such as Eva Hesse. Recent work includes references to natural forms from the Cambridgeshire landscape.

‘I aim to create work that invites contemplation.

‘As a maker, I’m interested in the nature of producing art and of crafting – the drive to do it, authorship, and working with materials sympathetically. Much of my work explores mark making and the extent to which this is controlled by the artist.

‘Inspiration comes from all manner of observation, experiences and thought.’

Emily is a member of Cambridge Arts Network, the NeotistsCambridge Open Studios  the Trove Cambridge, The Artists’ Marquee and a-n (The Artists Information Company.)

For information on sales, commissions and exhibitions please contact art@emilyjolley.co.uk

Follow Emily on instagram @emilyjolleyfineart

COMING SOON: my website will soon have a gallery shop added. In the meantime please contact Emily directly. A selection of smaller works are also available via EmilyJolleyFineArt on etsy.

Regarding content on this website: all copyrights are retained by the artist and images and text must not be reproduced without the permission of the artist.


2021 Work Made in Lockdown exhibition at Fronteer Gallery 7-17 July 2021 (Sheffield)

2021 Cambridge Craft Festival online via Instagram @cambridgecraftfestival and cambridgecraftfestival.co.uk 5 June 2021

2020   Cambridge Open Windows 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 July 2020 (Huntingdon)

2020   Cambridge Open Studios 4,5,11,12,18,19,25,26 July 2020 (Burwash Manor)  CANCELLED due to UK lockdown

2019    Cambridge Open Studios 27-28 July 2019 (Burwash Manor)

2019    The Bridge Arts Festival 6-7 April 2019 (Huntingdon Town Hall)

2019    John Hughes Arts Festival Secret Postcard Sale 12 February 2019 (Jesus College Cambridge)

2018    Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 12-14 October 2018 (Swavesey)

2018    Oxfam bookshop, Huntingdon 26 August – 22 September (Huntingdon)

2018    Cambridge Open Studios (COS) 21-22 July 2018 (Huntingdon)

2018    Cambridge Town and Country Show 9-10 June 2018 (Cambridge, COS promotion)

2018    Hot Numbers 12 December 2017 – 4 February 2018 (Cambridge)

2017    (maternity leave)

2016    Stapleford Granary open studios 23-24 July 2016 (Stapleford)

2016    Espresso Library 13 May – 7 July 2016 (Cambridge)

2016    Untitled Artists Fair 3-5 June 2016 (London)

Art education

Emily studied fine art painting at Bath Spa University, graduating with a First and showing work at the Holburne Museum, Bath; Old Truman Brewery, London; and Candid Arts, London. Prior to this she achieved Distinction at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Art Foundation year, won the Howes Smith Memorial Prize for drawing, and had work displayed at the Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester.

After studying fine art Emily developed a successful career in business development, returning to painting and showing her work in 2016.