Firstly, here's a little preface of how I feel about painting...
"How I feel about my paintings......I don't have many favourites, but each one is very much appreciated. I paint them and to me it's like cooking, when I cook something I love the process, selecting the ingredients, peeling the vegetables, finding the herbs, making something tasty, creating something from something else. The 'making bit' is what I love. There's another enjoyment that happens, the satisfied feeling in the enjoyment of who I cooked for...when I have cooked a meal with love, I taste it as I go along, to check the seasoning, when I sit down to eat, I still appreciate it, but I enjoy seeing others enjoy it more ... there's the magic
:) the same for me when I paint! Thank you, enjoy your 'meal' "
I have been selling my work on a full time basis since 2003. I was born in South Wales UK and raised by my creative family, firstly in the historic roman town of Caerleon, then for a few years on the beautiful West Wales coastal town New Quay, my family finally settling in the beautiful 'Towy valley' in Llandeilo. My home life was idillic, an old farm in the middle of beautiful country side with freedom to play outside all day with my younger sister Laura. These early days have influenced my work immensely.
I am Passionate about painting. I love exploring the endless possibilities of harmony between shape, colour and texture.
I am part trained and self taught. Painting will be a continuous life journey in my life. I am a dedicated and prolific painter. I work everyday at my studio in my home in south Wales, UK, about 30 minutes from Cardiff.
Born of a business, musical and creative family the door was open for me to explore my passion with paint.
At the moment I am using mainly acrylic paint, it's fast drying qualities are perfect for the highly textured layered work that I create.
My work is bold and bursts with colour.
You can find my work in galleries and in private and public collections both home and abroad.
Painting is like life, it's a journey, the joyous moment to moment juiciness of the unknown. Enjoyment of the painting is my passion and once completed it is time for the next one, the journey being as important as the 'end result'
Is it bold? clear? fresh? Does it 'pop?' are questions I ask myself at the end of a painting, if the answer is yes then the painting is finished.
I have work all over the world including America, Nepal, France, Ireland, New Zealand, Canada, Australia to name a few.
I have also worked considerably with corporate companies, producing original artwork for the workplace. An example of this is Motor Novo Finance, a hugely successful expanding business in Cardiff where I produced over 30 large paintings for board rooms/manager offices /reception areas.
She has featured on local T.V.
She has had work in various magazines such as 25 beautiful homes and Cardiff Life.
Emma Has worked as a professional artist since 2003 although has been selling her work for around 20 years.
If you would like to contact me for a commissioned piece, I am happy to talk to you, feel free to message me.
My website is www.emmasianpritchard.co.uk