Artwork title: Jump? | Artwork media: Pastel & Charcoal
Emma graduated in “Fine Art, Painting” from Camberwell College of Arts and Crafts in 1980 and has since sold her work internationally as well as locally. She has been a practicing artist from studio spaces in London, Oxford, Norwich and now the Wirral.
Emma has taught art at the infant, primary, secondary and FE levels, and to adults, the retired and the wider community. She has an MA in “Art and Design in Education” from the London Institute of Education (London University). When working as a Head of Secondary Art Department, Emma achieved a London-wide reputation for progressive and creative ideas in Art and Design teaching. She represented “Art Education” in a live television debate on the then National Curriculum in Art in 1991 on the late show on BBC2, and succeeded in interesting Sir Richard Rogers in participating and opening her pupils’ exhibition on “Architecture”.
Emma’s work is constantly exploring the visual language in the tension between formal and informal, light and colour, detail and space. She is interested in objects and people but also enjoys playing with the interaction of abstract marks and shapes alongside her representational observations. All Emma’s work is about the interplay of her imagination with her analytical description, the conscious with the unconscious and accident with skill.