An elderly man returns from the hunt, to get his Sunday papers from his local newsagent. I tried to catch the excitement of that, getting the papers and the eager anticipation in his step as he hurries home to read them, already half home in this head.
This is a signature type of painting for me - painting people walking around in their everyday lives. Painting moods, anticipations and atmospheres. Creating presence and pathos.
"Emma's paintings paintings are lively and capture the fleeting moments of day and night in the Swansea streets. A very strong visual impact is derived from bold blocks of colours and an expressive palette that is widely used in modern art and pop art. The cinematic compositions and dramatic use of light and dark in her artworks, particularly in those night scenes where I observe some tranquility and alienation in a busy city, almost draw a subtle connection to the pieces of Edward Hopper.
I particularly like the figurative works which I think capture the everyday nuances of normal people going about their daily life"
Rise Art - Insiders Review
oil painting on linen canvas