Emma is a Florida based artist, creating figurative artwork from her imagination. With a rich color palette she sees the canvas as a window to the soul, capturing the strength and vulnerability of women overcoming adversity. Knitted into her work are glimpses of nature, often representing new life, rebirth and spiritual awakening.
"Painting is a form of therapy for me, I use it to transfer my feelings and release energy"
Having faced cancer three times in her life, her most recent battle with breast cancer in 2019, Emma uses painting to take her away from reality for a while. "I get caught up in the moment and realize that I have thought of nothing else other than the story emerging on the canvas. I don't have a plan when I start a painting, I just begin and let the painting develop as I go. I love the surprise of the ending and the story that the character tells me"
Emma paints from her home, near Jacksonville Florida, and participates in art shows across the State while being represented by the Butterfield Gallery in St Augustine. She has won several awards for her work, including Best of Show 2019 at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key.