All posts tagged: landscape

It’s your world

Revamping an old painting from last year.  I think every artist has one, that painting hidden away in the corner of their studio.  It sits there unloved and unfinished for months and months- the painting you just can’t get right and so can’t really bear to look at.  For me, this was that painting.  I decided to drag it out from its hiding place last night and change it up a bit. This is the result ☺ The beauty of art is that if you don’t like something, change it.  It’s your world 💜

Why do we like art?

‘Moving objects, like asteroids and Twitter tweets, come and go in short order. Art is stationary and it doesn’t change, except in how it is beheld’-  Perry Fisher Not only have I always loved art, but I’ve also always been immensely curious about it.  More specifically,  why do humans like to look at and create art?  What is it about viewing a certain image that generates a particular emotion, or desire to create within us?  So I decided to see what answers the vast world that is the internet has to offer, as well as provide my own little thoughts… Before I begin, I think it is important to note that these speculations are only covering humans in general, and do not account for individual differences in taste.  Although I am equally interested as to why it is  ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’,  I think I will cover this in another post to keep this one to the point 🙂 WHY DO HUMANS LIKE TO LOOK AT ART?  We are social creatures.   Art provides an …

Colourful Paintings- Rainbow Painter

  Art is my everything. It is the loud voice in my head that it is constantly singing, that I cannot silence- but do not wish to. It is on my mind as soon as I wake up, and it is the last thing I think about before I fall asleep. It is a core part of who I am and who I want to be, and I am undoubtedly at my happiest when I am painting the beautiful colours that transfix me. I started this blog with the intention to write about my journey from part time artist to full time artist.  So here’s a recent update…in sum, May seems to have been a manic manic month! Suddenly out of the blue everything seems to have changed gear.  I have a little solo exhibition at the end of the month, I am going to be part of Art Crasher’s Gallery tour in LA, and an Art Gallery now has six of my paintings to display and trial with the view to looking into having …

Hot Air Balloon Painting

    I love how enchanting hot air balloons look floating gently across the sky. To me, they represent a whimsical form of escapism from reality- I cannot help wondering where they are going, but like to think it’s somewhere magical.  Have a look at my latest painting- this is the second hot air balloon themed piece I have painted, and really enjoyed every minute of it.  I intend to paint a few more- what do you think?   Emily x          

Beautiful Boat Paintings

  I’ve been very busy this weekend painting!  I’ve been working on six different paintings which I will be uploading over the next few days, but for now, here’s two of my beautiful little boat paintings. These two mini paintings look lovely as a pair, or on their own 🙂     For more of my work, please feel free to say hello on Facebook: Keep an eye out for my next few posts where I will be uploading my some more colour explosions!! Emily x

Vibrant and Colourful Mountain Painting

Sometimes I wonder if my brain would much rather I see the world continuously as if I were on psychedelics…anyway- here’s my latest painting.   When I’m painting, there’s no process I follow or regimented technique I stick to.  I just tend to paint and see what happens…I’m pleased with how this impulse piece turned out- but I would love to know what you think. Emily x For more of my work, have a look at my Facebook page:    

Colourful Rain Painting

  This piece is inspired by one of my favourite artists, who I looked to for improving the freedom of my technique. This painting means something special to me, not because of what it looks like, but what it represents. Underneath the thick layers of colourful acrylic, there are two of my previous paintings which I poured over for hours, making continuous adjustments, critically comparing each detail to my reference photos and then starting all over again by quickly sweeping a layer of white paint over my work.  I repeated this process twice. To others, it seemed like a waste of time and effort, but to me this was not a pointless task.  It was a valuable lesson in learning about myself as an artist, and about what works and what doesn’t when putting paint to canvas. I am a self taught, and find that making mistakes and creating ‘failed masterpieces’ is all part of the learning process as I continue my journey to on the road to becoming a full time artist.     For …

Colourful Paintings

  It’s always satisfying to see how far I have come with my art since I started last Summer.  Here’s me surrounded by a few of my recent paintings- I like to think of it as my colourful art cave, and I fully intend to make this cave as big as possible… As I am not a full time artist, I am currently painting like a mad painting pixie during the evening as I have a solo exhibition in June, which I’m very much looking forward to.  It will be my first chance to display my work publicly in real life! I think it makes such a difference viewing artworks up close and personal rather than seeing photographs, which can take away some of the vibrancy and detail of the work. For more of my work, take a look at my Facebook page: Or follow me on Instagram:   Emily x