About The Work
Exploring the relationships between emotion, colour, textures and paint, Rewarded for Getting Up Close is an ongoing series of paintings where each piece is a specific feeling.
Using multiple layers modelling paste to build on wood panel, each piece starts with a heavily textured surface. Once the surface has been created, to visually capture each emotion, Emily incorporates elements of colour, line, and texture; each chosen specifically from personal memories.
Aiming to access multiple senses from the viewer, Emily uses colour with an intuitive approach, exploring various materials and applications, including paint, acrylic ink, pouring medium, heavy gloss gel, and iridescent pigments. Through this combination of texture and colour, Emily aims to create a conversation between artist and audience, leaving both with a shared experience.