THE STORY OF EMMA'S ART
How It All Began
I was born and raised on the south coast of England in West Sussex, where I currently live with my husband. I have both the sea and countryside within a few miles from my home.
I have had an interest in art since school and am passionate about the Impressionist era and slightly later. This movement is a style which captures an image as if someone had seen it for just a moment, with lots of colours and mainly outdoor scenes. Such paintings tend to be bright and vibrant, without too much detail. Artists who influence me include Camille Pissaro, Alfred Sisley, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renior, Edgar Degas, Paul Cézanne and Van Gogh. Other different styles I enjoy are found in works by Edouard Manet, Paul Signac, Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse, and I find Salvador Dalí interesting!
I have been painting on canvas in oils and acrylics for about 20 years, using various techniques. I find acrylic the best as it dries quickly, so I can paint over in layers creating great texture. I use acrylic inks too for fine details, if needed, and can add this as soon as the paint is dry. I am self-taught.
The idea of my art is to make people smile, make them feel happy, calm and relaxed looking at my beautiful landscapes.
I paint when sitting in my garden, my studio/office or even at the dining table! Painting is so relaxing and keeps me creative. I also teach painting, mainly in the winter months, from my home office / studio.