An artist, printmaker and mountain enthusiast based in the heart of the English Lake District, Emily mostly works in relief printmaking and is constantly inspired by the landscapes she immerses herself within.
Usually, just a brief moment or a passing glimpse triggers a desire to create. Each experience is held, allowing it time to develop as a memory and work begins once the memory has settled.
Sometimes, the landscape recollected is familiar, and sketched directly from memory. Other times, drawn from life using the sketching process as a tool to embed memory, continuing in the studio without referencing the original sketch.
The most enduring aspects of any scene are consequently the ones that feature most prominently in Emily's work; a larger than life mountain, a simplified pattern, exaggerated negative spaces - all linked by the desire to cherish and share the lived connection between the landscape and the viewer.
Emily runs printmaking workshops at the Maker's Mill in Keswick.