Emerald Dunne

Joined Artfinder: Dec. 2013

Artworks for sale: 60

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United Kingdom

Updates from Emerald Dunne's studio

  • Small works in progress

    Small works in progress

    A small commission this week has spurred me on to create a good few others. Small abstract works on card then embellished with chiyogami paper, texture paste, gold or silver leaf and a touch of eggshell. Watch this space - they'll be on my Artfinder page very soon.

    06 August 2016

    Stained glass

    Stained glass

    Had lots of fun creating this large Celtic cross design in glass, trying out some techniques that've lain dormant since my college days. Looks amazing with the light behind it!

    02 March 2016

    Purple and gold four-piece

    Purple and gold four-piece

    Japan continues to inspire me in my work. This is a four-piece work which I gifted to my friend's parents who had been so kind to host me on a recent visit. It was a long slim piece richly painted in purples with golden circles of Japanese decorative paper. I always have my own idea of how these multi-piece works will be displayed after completion, so it's always a surprise when I see photos of the work in customers' homes. Often a vertical triptych is turned horizontally or has become three separate pieces rather than one painting. My Japanese friends experimented with their gift, arranging it as a long zig-zagging purple snake then as two elegant fans. A piece of art can have a different life once it leaves the artist's hands, a three- or four-piece particularly allows for that.

    13 November 2015

    Making mobiles

    Making mobiles

    A bit of craft mixed with art this week. I've been making coloured glass mobiles to adorn windows, porches and gardens, or wherever may need a dash of colour. Although they're not for sale here, they're another string to my bow and inspire me in my painting. I love how natural light scatters bright colours across a white room. Like my paintings, I enjoy using different textures in my glass work and the cheerful effect they can have on a mood, a day and a space.

    10 November 2015

    My glass work

    My glass work

    I love this piece of fused glass that I created in a class. It's a combination of glass pieces, frits and powder which is then popped into a kiln for a swift fire. The best part is seeing the end result as you never know how the firing will turn out until it's cooled. After this piece was fired I leaded it up with some plain coloured glass, setting off my artistic creation perfectly.

    05 October 2015

    Tip toe through the bluebells

    Tip toe through the bluebells

    I've been recovering recently from surgery to repair a broken collarbone. I fell off my bicycle late summer 2014 whilst cycling around an idyllic Scottish island and the advice was to leave it to heal by itself. Being me, I ended up moving my right arm to paint, which is exactly what I shouldn't have done, resulting in non-union. I had an operation in April 2015 and was discharged on my birthday. This time I listened to the doctors! It's hard not doing what you love - I also had to quit yoga for a while - so I made sure I drank in all the pretty sights I could. Here's one such example, a walk through a stunning bluebell wood near Stratford-upon-Avon where I was working for a few weeks. We took our students on a leisurely stroll. Being from the Middle East they're not familiar with our climate and they couldn't stop snapping. Dawdling at the back, however, holding everyone up while she sought inspiration, was me :-) !

    11 July 2015

    I love triptychs!

    I love triptychs!

    Because they have a medieval feel and also make me think of Japanese screens. And because they're a great way to turn a medium sized painting into a giant one!

    16 March 2015

    Tools of my Trade

    Tools of my Trade

    I fell in love with vibrant chiyogami paper when I was living in Japan. Hand-made and spiced with gold or silver, it's the perfect way to complement my colourful canvases and adds to the Japanese flavour of my work.

    15 March 2015

    What inspires me

    A stroll along my favourite beach at North Berwick in Scotland.

    01 January 2015

    Japanese influence at large in my work...

    Japanese influence at large in my work...

    These works are stunningly set-off in large glass frames. acrylic works on paper featuring texture and lashings of gold lead, framed with beautiful gold and multi-coloured chiyogami paper from Japan. And all set against a sumptuous and thick white paper with a torn edge. An interesting alternative to a mount. These two works represent Summer (left) and Winter.

    30 November 2014

    Japanese influence at large in my work...

    Japanese influence at large in my work...

    These works are stunningly set-off in large glass frames. acrylic works on paper featuring texture and lashings of gold lead, framed with beautiful gold and multi-coloured chiyogami paper from Japan. And all set against a sumptuous and thick white paper with a torn edge. An interesting alternative to a mount. These two works represent Autumn (left) and Spring.

    30 November 2014

    19 November 2014

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