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.’
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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)
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.