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.’
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2019 exhibitions include:
- John Hughes Arts Festival Secret Postcard Sale 12 February 2019 (Jesus College Cambridge)
- The Bridge Arts Festival 6-7 April 2019 (Huntingdon Town Hall)
- Cambridge Open Studios 27-28 July 2019 (Burwash Manor)
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:
- Espresso Library, Cambridge, 13 May – 7 July
- Untitled Artists Fair, London, 3-5 June
- Stapleford Granary open studios, Stapleford, 23-24 July. During 2017 Emily was on maternity leave.
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.