As travel has not been possible in the last year or so (due to the pandemic) I have turned to travelling back in time to when this was possible, revisiting my many sketchbooks and photographs I have taken on my many travels world wide and in particular to Nepal with it’s amazing landscapes and high mountain peaks of which the two images I have selected reflect.
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The images here of Lee’s work are part of a postponed exhibition marking the centenary of the end of the 1910/20 Mexican Civil War.
I’m mainly a plein-air artist and usually find the winter months to be unproductive. However, in the coronavirus lockdowns I’ve tried to get out to do some art whenever time and the regulations have allowed.
Empty Stage is a poignant, hope-filled response to COVID’s impact on live performance and demonstrates the Birmingham Royal Ballet’s deep-rooted desire to keep ballet alive during difficult times. Directed by Roseanna Anderson and Joshua Ben-Tovim and named after the whimsical, heartstring-tugging song by Benjamin Scheuer, the film features a host of Birmingham Royal Ballet dancers as well as some of the Company members who all work behind the scenes to make performances possible, in a tribute to the industry.
I have recently been painting allotments with all the paraphernalia that goes with an urban allotment. These two paintings are oils and are 30 x 25 cms.
Over the winter months, I have been busy preparing and moving into my new studio. It is a much larger, brighter space and it’s an absolute joy to be settled into working there at last.
I’ve spent the beginning of this year working on a new series of abstracted landscapes, which all come from walks in Lockdown. They’re all very local to me and places that I know so well, that I can pretty much recognise every blade of grass!!
Emma has two seascapes in the ‘Body of Water’ exhibition at Sunny Bank Mills, near Leeds. Work is available to purchase online but it has also been extended to 11th April in the hope visitors will be able to come in person after lockdown.
Wheelie Bins dressed up as: Wheelie’s Evening Out, Wheelie on Holiday and Artist Wheelie Bin.
I have had no inspiration at all during lockdown but was commissioned to do a painting for a new home extension and a portrait for someone’s 70th birthday.