Emma’s vibrant and distinctive mixed media paintings on gesso panels demonstrate a strong emotional connection with her subject. Her unique technique of weaving of paint, light, colour and mood onto textured surfaces result in a highly personal and often thought-provoking interpretation of special places or times. Her subject is mainly Scottish landscape and still life.
Emma studied contemporary art and painting for four years at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a sell-out Degree Show, sales included pages from her sketchbook. From the time of graduating to today she has been working full time as an artist. Emma’s diary is filled with exhibitions and commissions from collectors worldwide. She has received many awards over the years including House for an Art Lover Award, Sir William Gilles Award, Miller’s Creativity Award and the Glasgow Art Club Award to name but a few.
She was the youngest ever winner of The Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, which took her on an extensive tour of Italy in 2000.
At the age of 23 she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the RSW diploma which she received from the Queen. A few years later she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the Paisley Art Institute diploma.