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Put yourself in the picture

UK artist . Colourful paintings

‘Enchanted Tree’ – Emily Louise Heard

I’ve just entered this painting into the Guardian’s latest art assignment.  For the assignment, critic Jonathan Jones has invited artists to create their own self-referential work of art about art. This theme could be interpreted in any way. This is how I chose to interpret it:

“I think the primary goal of art is to connect with others, tell a story, and convey emotion. Artists often make themselves vulnerable by sharing what is in their hearts with those around them. They do so with the hope that others may gain a positive experience from an insight into their vulnerability. For my contribution, I wanted to include one of my paintings that has a powerful emotional significance for me.

In this painting ‘Enchanted Tree’, I wanted to convey the happiness and energy this beautiful part of the Warwickshire countryside gives me by using an array of vivid colours and expressive brush strokes. It’s so important to have somewhere we can go that makes us feel peaceful, present, and alive. I think we all have one of those places. For me, this is that place.”

I would be incredibly grateful if you could spare a few seconds to vote for my work.  All you need to do is click ‘recommend’ next to my painting.

Click here to vote.

Thank you so much!



  1. That is a gorgeous hand next to the painting. I have participated in the Guardian assignments, for fun. I enjoyed viewing everyone’s contributions, but stopped once I started my blog. I did not notice they’d added a competitive element to it. I should probably update my app to see what’s going on with that. I wish you all the best with this and future contributions, Emily. x

    • Thank you that’s so sweet ☺ I’m not 100% sure if it is a competition but more of an assignment. But I agree it’s nice to take part for the fun element and seeing other artists work! Best of luck to you with your work too ☺💜

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