Emma’s collection of expressive new originals and limited editions inspired by her family home on Burgh Island, and more recently Dartmoor, The English Riviera and the British landscape she loves to walk.
Many pieces were painted on Burgh Island or at the Mongolian yurt on Dartmoor she retreats to focus on her practice as a contemporary British painter which has spanned 27 years.
BEST OF BRITISH BY THE SEA CHANNEL 4, NETFLIX AND MGV PRODUCTION
Emma was approached by MGV Productions in 2023 to feature in two cinematic short films about her life as an artist with Burgh Island being a central theme and also The English Riveria.
Emma also represented Southwest artists talent on ‘Best of British by the sea’ on Channel More 4 which was filmed in 2022 on Burgh Island with Grace Dent, Ainsley Harriott and Emma during an Island Artist Experience and appeared on Netflix ‘Travels with my father’.
Emma has also been commissioned to paint for a British Prime Minister to represent Southwest talent.
GALLERIES NOW OPEN
IN SALCOMBE, DARTMOUTH, MODBURY, TOPSHAM, EXMOUTH, AVON MILL
Gallery 5, Island Street – Salcombe, Gallery 5, Foss Street – Dartmouth
Artenox – Topsham
The Brownston Gallery – Modbury
Avon Mill – Loddiswell
Seadog Art Gallery – Exmouth
Emma 07786 810277 or email for studio visit appointments, discuss commissions and art sales.
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‘Big stormy seas, wild winds and the raw coastline and rugged moorland landscape of the South West inspire me.
My happiest moments are spent on a South Hams beach on a ancient path or mossy woodlands at any time of the year, alone or with company, young or old.
I guess I’m not the only one…
Burgh Island is a very special place, somewhere I can come home to with my family.
Since a young child I’ve carved out an imagination fed by tides and elements, sea journeys and sea fables told from the seats of ancient mariners in the Pilchard Inn. Anyone that has been there will understand the attraction to this unique island 200 meters from the English mainland, sometimes it feels like a different country.
It is why I am an Island Artist.
I like the hidden empty beaches where I can swim on hot hazy summer English days and big wide winter skies that offer up a myriad of colours. I like tides coming in and watching tides going out.
I paint what I love…
I try to translate that free spirited essence that I think we all crave from time to time.
I like to express emotion in my practice, to let loose with a brush, rag or hands on a canvas, to give relief from all that ties us down to an otherwise ordinary life.
I paint natural wild places and ancient moorlands that I myself return to time and time again, and as I paint from my mind in my studio, I have at least a thousand paintings waiting to be painted. I hope I am lucky enough to grow old enough to fulfil that ambition and have the courage to always challenge myself as an artist…’
The success as a contemporary British painter and the Island Artist in the last few years has resulted in Emma being invited to feature in a Netflix series ‘Travels with my father’ based on Burgh Island and a new channel 4 series ‘ The best of British by the sea’ aired in May 22.
Emma was also approached in summer 2023 to have two cinematic short films made about her by MGV Productions about Emma as an Island Artist and her story of her love affair with Burgh Island and also The English Riviera.
Emma also appears in The Times and Sunday Times Newspaper as an expert in their ‘little black of experts’, Coast Magazine and Vogue as well as other publications.
Emma continues to show in galleries in the South West and have solo shows and is collected by discerning collectors worldwide.