Emma Green

United Kingdom

Abstract Contemporary
Abstract Contemporary

I've always been drawn to isolated stretches of beach and areas where the rivers meet the sea. Working in oils, the compositions of my recent work combine large areas of more ephemeral, transient elements of sky, sea or estuary, balanced by the suggestion of more solid forms.

Following Foundation Art & Design at Ipswich Art School, Emma Green went on to a Fine Art Degree in Hull. After graduating in 2001, she returned to Suffolk where she now lives near Woodbridge with her husband and little girl, Willow. Being immersed in this landscape of marshy saltings, it's scents and sounds, the muddy estuaries and beaches of shell and shingle provide an endless source of inspiration. Emma states, "I've always been drawn to isolated stretches of beach and areas where the rivers meet the sea. Working in oils, the compositions of my recent work combine large areas of more ephemeral, transient elements of sky, sea or estuary, balanced by the suggestion of more solid forms - a lone cottage or boat hut. I love the physical act of painting and the sensuousness of the medium." In her artwork, paint is applied freely, gesturally, allowing thinner swathes of paint to run and dribble while other areas are more thickly applied. The layering of paint allows for some areas to be scraped back to reveal hidden colours, forms and textures.