When I ask people what Art means to them the response is always different!Some say they connected to a picture on an emotional level, others bought a particular painting because it made them feel happy, some want a painting of a familiar place or a scene reminiscent of their childhood, family or a beloved pet.Others simply want a bit of colour on the wall to enhance their room, and some don't even know the reasons that they like a particular painting but they just do! The reasons are always varied.
Art has a magical ability to transport the mind to other places, to heal, excite, stimulate the soul, even frighten and perplex!In it's broadest sense Art is a form of communication, telling stories throughout the years, bringing people together. Evoking the imagination allowing the viewer a glimpse into the Artists mind at the time of creation, making Art such a beautiful versatile subject.So, for the Artist this begs the question 'Who are you painting for'?Do you paint for yourself? For others? To order?
For me as a professional Artist there is no greater accomplishment than being able to extend my feelings and visions onto canvas, to make someone happy, to connect, to tell a story without words. When I paint I am always guided by my intuition, feelings and instincts and this always creates the best results.It is easy to perhaps 'over think' certain aspects of a painting, over work them, not know when to stop, therefore it is so important to listen to that inner voice, and put down the brush!I start every painting as a magical adventure, breathing life into them as I paint becoming totally absorbed in my subject this often produces the best results so the piece 'glows'.
BIT ABOUT ME,
Painting and arranging colours from a very early age, coupled with coming from a highly artistic background with both parents attending Camberwell Art College it is in my blood to paint! My artistic skills developed instinctively over time, aided by my multi-faceted nature, observing and absorbing different emotions allowed me to portray these onto canvas. Communicating these inspirational visions has enabled me to create different styles according to my mind-set at the time of creation resulting in being a very versatile responsive painter.My parents moved from South East London to raise me in the countryside which opened up my eyes to a whole new magical world of absolute enchantment surrounded by trees and water.
I grew up reading stories illustrated by Arthur Rackham, Anne Anderson and Lawson Wood and I remember being utterly captivated by these magical pictures which have stayed with me and inspired me to see a world of enchantment that lies quietly often over-looked but there for all to see if you look hard enough!
I completed my foundation Art, Diploma and Higher national Diploma in Art some 20 years ago. After a long break from Art I dedicated my time to raise my son then decided to return to Art full time as a professional career. My decision to leave Art school helped me grow as a painter and concentrate on my own style and technique thus allowing me free reign to paint as I pleased without the somewhat restrictive formalities that perhaps can occur under strict instruction.
I have several distinct styles which work for me. Style 1 is Art Deco inspired simple block colour paintings which are my biggest commercial seller.
Style 2 is bold, loose landscapes,
Style 3 is perhaps my favourite as this evolves with my moods and that is Abstract, bold, unique different paintings all produced using Acrylics.
My work is ever evolving, changing, both exciting, fresh and unique. I hope that by looking at my Gallery you will feel energised, intrigued and inspired!I exhibit both Nationally and Internationally. I won the Hilda Carter award for my watercolour wood which was an honour to receive. I have a wide customer base both here in the UK and overseas.
I also teach classes and give demonstrations on my techniques. If you are interested in signing up for a class please get in touch. I teach one to one. My rate is £10 per hour. If you are interested in buying an original painting, print or would like me to undertake a commission please e-mail me and I will be happy to help.
All of my original Artwork comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.
EMMA CHILDS ART
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