"Emma has that rare ability to turn what she sees into a work of personal insight. Such a gift is a rare quality to possess as it is the necessary force that lends the work distinction and grips the observer's attention and interest. Increasingly in her work, it is the dynamic of movement that excites the eye and this emotional hold draws one in to explore the picture and to respond to its meaning. It is her excitement to paint that gives her work its emotional appeal and give the forms and colours their compelling interest" - Robin Child.

Leaving school in 1982 she studied Fine Art, History of Art and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge qualifying with a B.Ed Degree in 1986.

After teaching A Level Art and Design at Kingston Grammar School for four years she decided to concentrate on her own work, producing her first solo exhibition at the Ozten Zeki Gallery, Walton Street, Chelsea in 1992. Her second solo exhibition followed in 1993 at the Marryat Gallery, Richmond, Surrey.

Family life took over but she continued to exhibit in numerous group shows including the Hampshire Art Fair, the Kent and Sussex Art Fair, Jardinique Group Show, Josie Eastwood Fine Art and the Rosvik Group.

 

On a voluntary basis Emma worked with the Wonderwalls team, painting a large mural at Jack's Place - the new 16+ specialist wing of Naomi House Hospice in Sutton Scotney, Hampshire.

 

More recently Emma has benefitted from the teaching and encouragement of the highly acclaimed Robin Child which has allowed her to develop a new style and confidence.  She has also drawn inspiration from her shared experience with the Rosvik artists.