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Art and Craft with Local Heart
At Christmas thoughts turn to home so our Winter Exhibition presents a range of unique, local art and craft that you won't find anywhere else. Treat yourself to something new for your home or buy gifts for loved ones. Pop in, browse and shop away from the crowds. You'll be supporting local gallery and small creative arts and crafts businesses if you do, as well as finding something different and special this Christmas.
Painting by Tim Burns, Emma Dunbar, Graham Evernden, Sally Anne Fitter, Debbie George, Susie Lidstone, Fiona Millais, Vicky Nigoumi, Fiona Pearce, Victoria Potts, Ray Sheldon, Alexander Randall, Virginia Ray, Catherine Warren and Suzanne Winn.
Limited edition prints by Neil Bousfield, Ann Burnham, Janet Curley Cannon, Caroline Jackman, Jane Peart, Tessa Pearson, Hugh Ribbans and Jenny Seddon.
Sculpture by Celia Allen, Marina Baumgail, Gin Durham, Faye Mayo, Liane Matthews, David Mayne, Ilona Sulikova, Gwen Vaughan and Ed Willis.
Ceramics by Alice Funge, Adele Goulty, Richard Heeley, Claire Lardner Burke, Hilke MacIntyre, Rhian Malin, Jode Pankhurst, Bryony Rich, Katalin Szallas and Charlotte Voaden.
Jewellery by Ruta Brown, Shimara Carlow, Kaya Cohen, Rebecca Halstead, Rachel Jones, Losa Lou, Angie Mehew, Guy Royle, Thea Smartt Hen, Katie Timson and Melanie Tomlinson.
Festive decoration by Fleur Grenier and Susan Trevor.
Woodwork by Kevin Stamper and Surrey Woodsmiths.
Glass by Theo Brooks.
Textiles by Miss Knit Knat.
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Emma's paintings have been painted in Hampshire and Cornwall. She gathers ingredients from the landscape to create colourful and recognisable paintings. Her attraction to colour and the decorative qualities in everyday objects provide the foundation for her art.
Emma works mainly on board in acrylic, occasionally incorporating collage with gold and silver leaf. Her training as a printmaker is evident both in the use of blocks of flat colour and in the way she scratches through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath. Her influences come from travelling in India, Cornish holidays, cats and children wandering onto wet paint, beautiful fruits in the greengrocer and her growing collection of cups, mugs and jugs. Emma promises a display of berries, fresh snowdrops and spring flowers.
Emma says: 'what excites me about making a painting is trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing.' Graphic accuracy is not something pursued. The viewer is offered an edited version of the colours with flattened fruit, red and orange boats might be relocated next to each other to form stripes on a beach while bold bunches of flowers appear on what we know is a table or windowsill in the foreground. Emma describes her pictures as though they were a stage set: a jug of favourite anemones taking centre stage while other elements are set back in their plane like painted flats creating distant views.
Emma lives in Kingsley Common, Hampshire.
1984 BA (Hons) Fine Art Printmaking, West Surrey College of Art & Design