ISLAND ARTIST

07786 810277

GALLERIES NOW OPEN

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

https://emmasisland.com/contact/

emmacarterislandartist@gmail.com

BEST OF BRITISH BY THE SEA CHANNEL 4

Best of British by the sea is showing on Channel More 4 Monday 23 May 9pm. Filmed on Burgh Island with Grace Dent, Ainsley Harriott and myself during an island artist experience.

A new collection of expressive new originals and limited editions inspired by family home on Burgh Island and the Southwest landscape she loves to walk, many of which were painted during lockdown as an artist recluse on Burgh Island.
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Catalogue of art works available through this website and 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
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

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CONTACT
Emma 07786 810277 for studio visits and art sales.

GIFT VOUCHERS AVAILABLE

for artwork, workshops and tuition
emmacarterislandartist@gmail.com

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ARTIST STATEMENT

‘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…’

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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 based on Burgh Island, a new channel 4 series ‘ The best of British by the sea’ airing in May and also appear in The Times and Sunday Times Newspaper, as well as other publications.

Emma continues to show in local galleries in the South West and have solo shows.

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