Emma studied Art with English Literature at the University of York St John. Graduating with a First-Class Honours degree and the University’s Humanities Prize, she won a British Academy Scholarship to undertake research in English and Art History at the University of York.
Following a career in Education Marketing, she now combines painting, printmaking and photography, her work depicting enigmatic land and seascapes, often including a lone female figure. She uses mixed media, combining mainly acrylics with gesso and other mediums to create textures and layers. She may add slashed lines of colour, enjoying the process of loose mark- making as it evolves. In other places, she will rub and scratch back the surface to reveal details beneath. Composition is a key element in her work, with pathways and horizon lines creating visual journeys.
Emma frequently takes inspiration from the Yorkshire coast and moors, seeking to portray an emotional connection. The figures incorporated, are as timeless as the land, sea and sky, merging the inner with the outer world.
Emma works from her studio in York and has taken part in several successful exhibitions in 2016/17.