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 per sonal and often thought-provoking interpretation of special places or times. She enjoys a close relationship with the landscape of her home and believes that artists in the West Coast of Scotland have their own sense of colour, which she attributes to the uncommon quality of the light.
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.
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.