Hello - I'm Emma and I'm an artist specialising in escaping landscapes and calming seascapes. My work is fuelled by earl grey tea and crisps, and you'll find me surrounded by (mostly alive) plants in my London studio.
I want my art to make you smile. I paint happy places and things - it could be your favourite view, your pet, or your family home - anything that brings you joy and reminds you of happy times.
Little elements of my paintings escape out of a painted box, or over onto the mount of the frame - a cloud drifting in the breeze, a wave crashing out over the boundary, or trees that you have to peer over. I paint your favourite subjects in a realistic style and then give them a quirky twist. Following the idea of thinking outside the box to do things a little differently, I 'Paint Outside the Box'.
My favourite place is the sea. Being by the sea makes me feel calm and energised at the same time. It has a way of making me breathe a little deeper, and I paint it to bring that feeling a bit closer to home. I often make waves escape out of their box towards you to give you the sense that you're sharing a space - you're on the beach, on the boat, or in the water bobbing along too.
I want my business to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
I mostly use second-hand frames for my paintings. I love mixing old with new and giving the frames a new lease of life. The frames are full of character and history, and have a much lower environmental impact than something brand new. A lot of the frames I use come from local charity shops (one of my favourite places).
I save and re-use packaging for your orders too - all of the bubble wrap and boxes have been saved from previous parcels, and they're secured with recyclable tape and brown paper. I'd love it if you could hang onto the packaging and use it again to reduce waste - you'll find a sticker on your box, please tick one of the boxes and pass it on when needed!
I have an account with Ecologi who plant a biodiverse mix of native tree species around the world, while employing local workers and supporting communities. Since August 2021, 10 trees are planted for every painting or print I sell (and 1 tree was planted for each piece sold before that date). You also have the option to double this by selecting the '+ 10 extra trees' postage option at checkout. So far you've helped to plant over 500 trees - thank you!
I have original artwork available, and I release framed giclee print collections several times a a year too. If you would like to design you own custom painting, please get in touch so we can chat about ideas and I can give you a no-obligation quote.
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You can follow me on instagram to see new work, process videos and my inspiration (relaxing sea videos and lovely beach photos), and sign up to 'Inside the Box' to receive exclusive offers and early access to upcoming collections via email.
Thank you so much for visiting my website and for all your support with my small business - it means the world!