ISLAND ARTIST

07786 810277

GALLERIES NOW OPEN

IN SALCOMBE, HOPE COVE, DARTMOUTH MODBURY, TEIGNMOUTH, TOPSHAM, AVON MILL

https://emmasisland.com/contact/

emmacarterislandartist@gmail.com

BEST OF BRITISH BY THE SEA CHANNEL 4

Emma 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.

Collections

Emma’s collection of expressive new originals and limited editions inspired by her family home on Burgh Island, and more recently Dartmoor and the British landscape she loves to walk. Many pieces were painted during lockdown as an artist recluse on Burgh Island or at the Mongolian yurt on Dartmoor she retreats to, to paint off grid amongst nature and focus on being a painter.
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Catalogue of art works available through this website and Emma’s English Riviera studio. Appointments also available.

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Emma leaving the island after first lockdown as a Burgh Island artist recluse

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New Burgh Island limited edition

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GALLERY REPRESENTATION


Gallery 5, Island Street – Salcombe

Gallery 5, Foss Street – Dartmouth
Artenox – Topsham
The Brownston Gallery – Modbury
Hope Cove Gallery – Hope Cove
Avon Mill – Loddiswell
Words and Pictures Gallery – Teignmouth

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Avon Mill Gallery

Ongoing

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Artist in residence Burgh Island Hotel

Emma exhibits a collection of small originals and limited editions based on Burgh Island at the Burgh Island Hotel where she has painted since she could hold a paintbrush!

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CONTACT
Emma 07786 810277

for studio visits and art sales.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

for artwork, art holidays, workshops and tuition
emmacarterislandartist@gmail.com

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ARTIST STATEMENT

‘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 or ancient path 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 dream

I think

I paint.

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 fulfill that ambition and have the courage to always challenge myself as an artist…’

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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, a new channel 4 series ‘ The best of British by the sea’ aired in May 22 and appear in The Times and Sunday Times Newspaper, 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.

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