Emma received Creative Pathways this year to develop and showcase work at Clayhill Arts during Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019.
Emma is a painter who loves vivid abstract colour and the physical process of exploring paint and all of its capabilities. She is an English Literature Graduate who went on to study at Cyprus College of Art. Her work is influenced by the idea of visual poetry along with a very immediate, emotional response to the natural world. She will spend time working on site at Clayhill Arts in order to research and develop her ideas and produce new work for Somerset Art Weeks.
I am delighted that this bursary will give me the chance to focus fully on my work. I’m so happy to be twinned with the inspirational venue of Clayhill Arts and hope to be both supported and challenged to do things that will diversify my practise in ways I can’t yet imagine. I plan to produce some large scale canvases for Somerset Art Weeks that will reflect my experience and reaction to being immersed in the Quantock hills. I am also interested in finding a way of making painting a more sustainable practice.