Brian Sinfield Art Gallery
Following a Diploma in Fine & Applied Art at City Lit in London, Emma completed an MA in Ceramics at the University of Wales and later a City and Guilds in Stonemasonry at the City of Bath College.
Since 1996 she has exhibited her sculptures throughtout Britain and exhibitions include The Fine Art Society, London, the RWA Bristol, West Wales Arts Centre, Fishguard and the On Form Exhibition at Asthall Manor. We are excited to be representing Emma at the Brian Sinfield Gallery.
Over the past few years Emma has produced a theme of ‘birds’ in stone, but wanted to produce something peaceful, airy and beautiful, the result being her stunning bronzes cast at the prestigious Castle Fine Art Foundry in Stroud.
Her pared-down aesthetic, reminiscent of Romanesque carvings or Cycladic figures, gives her works a stillness and simplicity of form. Emma draws inspiration from woriks she hs studied in ethnographic collections, much like her predecessors Jacob Epstein and Henry Moore, as well as literatury sources such a s Milton's 'Paradise Lost'.
Illustrated: Fire Horse | Bronze Ed. 1/8 | 56 x 39 cm
To view all available bronzes by Emma please click here
Born in Cheltenham, where she still lives, PJ studied at Gloucestershire College of Art and Design which was eventually absorbed by the University where she was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Arts in 2010 and in 2011 an MBE for services to art in the Queen's Birthday Honours. She is represented by galleries in London, New York, Paris and Toronto, as well as here in the Cotswolds, and her work is in major public, corporate and private collections in many parts of the world, principally in Japan, France, Saudi Arabia, England and the United States of America. Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Gloucester City Museum and Art Gallery; Imperial War Museum; Morohashi Museum of Modern Art; Standard Chartered Bank; Centrica; Paul Allen; the Marquess of Bath; the late Jackie Collins and Toyah Willcox are among those who have works in their collections.
From a studio opposite her house, she manages compositions on a monumental scale - paintings can measure 2 x 4.5 metres and also paints small pictures, some no larger than 10 cm square. She works in tinted gesso, acrylic and sometimes in oil on canvas, or on a corrugated wood support, which gives a three dimensional effect to her work, as does her practice of incorporating the frame within the composition. A recurring theme within her work is crowd interaction and some of these paintings have been used as covers for King Crimson's recent albums.
PJ is a Patron of the National Star College, Cheltenham; a Trustee and Director of ACS (the Artists Collecting Society); President of the Friends of Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum; a Gloucestershire Ambassador; Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts; member of the Royal West of England Academy (and sometime member of its Council); Manchester Academy of Fine Art; Chelsea Arts Club and the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.
Painting illustrated: Angel and Tiger in the Desert | tinted gesso on panel | 92 x 117 cm
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"All I want for Christmas is a ... "
Christmas present ideas needed? Curl up by the fire, pour yourself a glass of mulled wine and browse our Christmas exhibition.
Georgia Cox https://briansinfield.com/artist/georgia-cox
Jane Hooper https://briansinfield.com/artist/jane-hooper
Richard Adams https://briansinfield.com/artist/richard-adams-0
Elsa Taylor https://briansinfield.com/artist/elsa-taylor
Anne-Marie Butlin https://briansinfield.com/artist/anne-marie-butlin
Robbie Wraith RP https://briansinfield.com/artist/robbie-wraith-rp
Annie Rouse https://briansinfield.com/artist/annie-rouse
Vanessa Cooper https://briansinfield.com/artist/vanessa-cooper
Iona Sanders https://briansinfield.com/artist/iona-sanders-0
Caroline Bays https://briansinfield.com/artist/caroline-bays
Paul Robinson https://briansinfield.com/artist/paul-robinson
Elaine Kazimierczuk https://briansinfield.com/artist/elaine-kazimierczuk-0
Karen Brighton https://briansinfield.com/artist/karen-brighton-ma
Parastoo Ganjei https://briansinfield.com/artist/parastoo-ganjei
Michael Kidd https://briansinfield.com/artist/michael-kidd
Painting illustrated: Karen Brighton | Green Lane | oil on board | 31 x 35 cm