Island Artist

Hello world! After being marooned on my beloved Burgh Island during lockdown living an artist dream I’m now at my other home studio on the English Riviera Torbay trying to create some fabulous pieces to offer you some joy, light and reminders of your favourite places, sailing and being free spirits when your busy lives allow.

The galleries have opened up again but my annual solo shows have been cancelled due to COVID so I am selling my pieces directly online through this website and social media and taking commissions. l aim to stay creative and spreading some joy and light to get us through this time, Im also part of the support artist pledge campaign which aims to support other artists when my work sells. Sending you all love, wishes and good health. Stay safe and look after each other, Emma xx

For daily updates on island paintings, island moments and some sunsets from Burgh Island please follow me on instagram or facebook, click on icons at very bottom of this page or here, thank you.

Galleries now open
Gallery 5, Island Street – Salcombe
Mason Laurence Gallery – Dartington
Nicky Stevenson Gallery – Brixham
The Brownston Gallery – Modbury
Hope Cove Gallery – Hope Cove
Avon Mill – Loddiswell
Words and Pictures gallery – Teignmouth
DEVON UNTIL 16 Dec 2020


Flavel Centre – Dartmouth, Devon

6th April – 3rd May 2020 ( postponed until 2021)

Avon Mill Gallery – Loddiswell near Kingsbridge – until Dec 2020

Harbour House Gallery – Kingsbridge ISLAND ARTIST ANNUAL SOLO SHOW

August 25th – 6th September 2020 CANCELLED

Artist in residence Burgh Island Hotel

23rd August – 1st September 2020

Emma 07786 810277 for studio visits and art sales. GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE for artwork and tuition

‘Big stormy seas, wild winds and the raw coastline of the South west inspire me. My happiest moments are spent on a South Hams beach or cliff 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 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…’