Drawn to atmospheric places as diverse as the theatre, museums, warehouses, old London markets and abandoned playgrounds, she enjoys to experiment with textured surfaces showing a light source coming through from within the picture. Laboured mark making and a liberal attitude to mixing materials brings a unique freshness and excitement to the work. At the heart of her work is a loyalty to the drawn line, often carved back into the picture with a scalpel or drawn above the painted surface with charcoal. With this all important element, she often seeks to reinstate a balance to a composition that is seemingly blown off course or obscured by ambiguous shapes. This work is thought provoking and asks you to connect to the story within.
After studying for a Fine Art Degree from Coventry University followed by an MA in Painting from Wimbledon School of Art, Emma continued to paint and exhibit her work in London for over 10 years. She has recently returned to St Albans where she grew up and is now exhibiting her work locally.