Emma’s paintings are narratives, usually based in a park or scrubland set within an urban enviroment. These areas are havens for people and wildlife, places of sanctuary and refuge from the city. Such spaces are a constantly changing back drop with the seasons, weather and passage of time affecting all that passes through them. Although built upon observation, the paintings become fictional scenes.
The stories in her pictures draw from fairy tales, proverbs or biblical tales that have a relationship with contemporary society. The places she paints are magical, full of secrets and hints of stories.
Born in Plymouth Devon. Emma has won first prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and Joint First in the National Art Open as well as runner up twice in Lynn Painter Stainers Prize. She is represented by the Rebecca Hossack Gallery, London.