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 direct 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 and a-n (The Artists Information Company.)

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

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.


2019 exhibitions include:

2018 exhibitions included:

  • Hot Numbers 12 December 2017 – 4 February 2018
  • Cambridge Town and Country Show 9-10 June 2018 (Cambridge Open Studios promotion)
  • Outside Cambridge Guildhall  16 and 23 June 2018 (Cambridge Open Studios promotion)
  • Cambridge Open Studios 21-22 July 2018
  • Oxfam bookshop, Huntingdon 26 August – 22 September
  • Cambridge Open Art Exhibition 12-14 October 2018

2017 Emily was on maternity leave.

Summer 2016 exhibitions included:

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. Since early 2016 she has been working on a freelance basis to facilitate a return to painting and showing her work.

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