Emma Forrester

Starburst Lilies

Starburst Lilies

Mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Jade Moonflask

Jade Moonflask

Mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Crimson Charm

Crimson Charm

Acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £895

Iridescent Days

Iridescent Days

Mixed media on gesso panel, 67 x 52cm, £895

Pears, Pairs and a Tin of Honey

Pears, Pairs and a Tin of Honey

Mixed media on gesso panel, 88 x 88cm, £1,600

Three Chillies Red

Three Chillies Red

Mixed media on gesso panel, 65 x 65cm, £1,150

Bountiful Bowl

Bountiful Bowl

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £895

First of the Peonies No II

First of the Peonies No II

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 75cm, £995

Tulip Harmony

Tulip Harmony

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 75cm, £995

Bird and Brinjal

Bird and Brinjal

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Manganese Blue Trinity

Manganese Blue Trinity

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £895

Cherry Delight

Cherry Delight

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Graceful Vase of Blooms

Graceful Vase of Blooms

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Papaya and Cherries

Papaya and Cherries

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £845

Freesia Divine

Freesia Divine

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Maple Leaves and Wine Jar

Maple Leaves and Wine Jar

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm in a plain white wooden box frame, £795

Wistful Fleur

Wistful Fleur

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £845

That’s The Way The Petals Fall

That’s The Way The Petals Fall

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 65cm, £845

Magnolia Muse

Magnolia Muse

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Cranes and Tulips

Cranes and Tulips

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 60 x 60cm, £1,150

Magenta Moonflask

Magenta Moonflask

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 97 x 65cm, £1,400

Ethereal Beauties

Ethereal Beauties

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £895

Springtime Harmony

Springtime Harmony

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £895

Bol Aux Citron

Bol Aux Citron

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £845

Lilac Days

Lilac Days

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 55cm, £845

Peacock Pair

Peacock Pair

SOLD mixed media on gesso panel, 55 x 55cm, £845

Decorous Vases

Decorous Vases

SOLD acrylic on gesso panel, 55 x 65cm, £845

Pink Poise

Pink Poise

SOLD acrylic, metal leaf,and collage on gesso panel, 85 x 85cm, £1,600

Allium

Allium

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Sea Holly Vases

Sea Holly Vases

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 68 x 68 cm, framed, £945

Agapanthus Vase

Agapanthus Vase

SOLD Mixed media on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Eternal Bow

Eternal Bow

SOLD Acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 97 x 65cm, framed, £1,600

Brinjal Dreams

Brinjal Dreams

SOLD Acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, framed, £845

Wine Jar

Wine Jar

SOLD Acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 88 x 88 cm, framed, £1,800

Violet Dreams

Violet Dreams

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 97 x 65cm, framed, £1,600

Passing Through

Passing Through

SOLD - Mixed media on gesso panel, 65x65cm, £945

Tea Ceremony

Tea Ceremony

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, framed, £845

Gilding The Euphorbia (Triptych)

Gilding The Euphorbia (Triptych)

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 55 x 105cm (each panel), £2,750

Peacock Moonflask

Peacock Moonflask

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 65 x 65cm

Divine Peonies

Divine Peonies

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 65 x 65cm

Trinity of Vases with Copper Fans

Trinity of Vases with Copper Fans

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 108 x 128cm

Chinese Flask with Iznik Vase

Chinese Flask with Iznik Vase

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 88 x 108cm, £1,800

Three Herons Red

Three Herons Red

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 85 x 85cm, £1,600

Black Magnolias & Trinity of Vases

Black Magnolias & Trinity of Vases

SOLD ccrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 70 x 100cm, £1,400

Chinese Bowl & Oxalis

Chinese Bowl & Oxalis

SOLD acrylic & collage on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm £565

Pagoda & Maple Leaves

Pagoda & Maple Leaves

SOLD acrylic, collage & metal leaf on gesso panel, 68 x 68cm, £895

Bowl of Lotus Flowers

Bowl of Lotus Flowers

SOLD acrylic, collage, and metal leaf on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £565

Cranes and Chrysanthemums

Cranes and Chrysanthemums

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 78 x 78cm, £1,400

Blackberry Burst

Blackberry Burst

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £565

Ginger Jar and Cyclamen

Ginger Jar and Cyclamen

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £565

Limoncello

Limoncello

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel 58 x 68cm, £845

Plate of Figs

Plate of Figs

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £565

Plum Blossom Vases

Plum Blossom Vases

SOLD acrylic and silver leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 68cm, £845

Spring Alliums

Spring Alliums

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 78 x 78cm, £1,400

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Red Hot Chilli Peppers

SOLD acrylic & collage on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £795

Still Life with Chartreuse Vases

Still Life with Chartreuse Vases

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 68 x 68cm, £895

Lemon Leaves

Lemon Leaves

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £545

Tulips and Cadmium Red

Tulips and Cadmium Red

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £795

Teal Peacocks

Teal Peacocks

SOLD acrylic on gesso panel, 68 x 69cm, £895

Love Birds

Love Birds

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £795

Ginger Jar and Freesias

Ginger Jar and Freesias

SOLD acrylic and copper leaf on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £545

Seed Heads & Cherries

Seed Heads & Cherries

SOLD acrylic and copper leaf on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £545

Black Cherries

Black Cherries

SOLD acrylic & collage on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, framed, £545

Three Chillies Red

Three Chillies Red

SOLD acrylic & collage on gesso panel, 68 x 68cm, framed, £895

Summer Fruits

Summer Fruits

SOLD acrylic & collage on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, framed, £795

Sweet Summer Agapanthus

Sweet Summer Agapanthus

SOLD acrylic on gesso panel, 68 x 68cm, £895

Dreaming Geisha

Dreaming Geisha

SOLD, acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 68cm, £845

Tulip Tango

Tulip Tango

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £795

Blue Fish Bowl

Blue Fish Bowl

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 38 x 38cm, £395

Gerbera with Stripy Vase

Gerbera with Stripy Vase

SOLD acrylic on gesso panel, 48 x 48cm, £545

Fritillaries in the springtime

Fritillaries in the springtime

SOLD 128 x 170 x 5cm

Summer Peonies

Summer Peonies

SOLD metal leaf and acrylic on gesso panel, 68 x 68cm, £895

Geisha in Magenta Haze

Geisha in Magenta Haze

SOLD metallic leaf and acrylic on gesso panel, 58 x 58cm, £795

Bowl of Pears

Bowl of Pears

SOLD acrylic & metal leaf on board, 58 x 58cm, £795

Magenta Trinity

Magenta Trinity

SOLD acrylic on board, 68 x 68cm, £895

Spring Budgie Pink

Spring Budgie Pink

SOLD acrylic on board, 28 x 28cm, £300

Spring Budgie Blue

Spring Budgie Blue

SOLD acrylic & metal leaf on board, 28 x 28cm, £300

Tulipa

Tulipa

SOLD mixed media on gesso, 45 x 45cm, £545

Seven lemons and Plum Blossom

Seven lemons and Plum Blossom

SOLD mixed media, 50 x 65cm, £895

Blumen

Blumen

SOLD mixed media on gesso, 45 x 45cm, £545

Lily Symphony

Lily Symphony

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 85 x 105cm, £1,800

Ladies and The Agapanthus (Diptych)

Ladies and The Agapanthus (Diptych)

SOLD acrylic, collage and metal leaf on gesso panel, 56 x 86cm (each panel), framed, £2,000

Ethereal Peacocks

Ethereal Peacocks

SOLD acrylic and metal leaf on gesso panel, 65 x 65cm, framed, £945

Striped Vase with Oxalis

Striped Vase with Oxalis

SOLD acrylic and collage on gesso panel, 45 x 45cm, £565

Emma graduated in 1993 with a degree in Fine Art from Liverpool University. Having worked as a scenic artist in the theatre on many West End shows and Royal Opera House productions, she is now concentrating on creating and exhibiting her own paintings.

 

The technical skills acquired whilst working in theatre have partially contributed to the expressive style evident in this body of work.

 

Her recent works, including many still lives, bear an expressive use of line to portray everyday objects such as vases and teacups. An appreciation of pattern and form has been fundamental in creating these works. Looking at the influence of textiles on the work of Matisse has provided great inspiration.

 

She says of her work, “I am drawn to beautiful forms whether they are man-made or natural. My aim is to show my appreciation of the simple beauty of such objects by their sensitive portrayal in my paintings. In my work I'll often draw and paint the forms many times, scratching and scraping through to previous layers to create a broadly descriptive but beautiful image. My aim is not to ‘copy’ the object in paint, but rather to describe and celebrate what I see with mark making skills that have developed into my personal style as an artist.”

 

In some of her most recent pieces she tenderly draws and paints pattern over objects, which then spills over into the background thus flattening out the picture plane. This transforms what could be a simply representational still life into a thoughtful and delicate abstract piece of work, exuding balance and harmony.

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the pottery industry, she and her family have a life-long appreciation of ceramics. The celebration of this once great British industry is hopefully apparent in this recent body of work.

Education

1990-93 Liverpool University – BA (Hons) Fine Art and English Literature

Exhibitions

2018

May Fresh Art Fair with Carina Haslam Gallery

March, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London with Carina Haslam Gallery

Winner of the Dry Red Press Award at the Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery, London.

 

2017

Two-person exhibition, Different Perspectives at Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

Representation by Bridgeman Studios

Ongoing representation with:                 

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

The Art Agency, Esher

No Naked Walls, Chertsey and Bramley

 

2016

Exhibition with the Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

Affordable Art Fair Battersea with Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

 

Ongoing representation with:                 

Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

The Art Agency, Esher

No Naked Walls, Chertsey & Bramley

 

2015

Summer Show, Gallery Fifty-Five, Hartley Wintney

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, with London Contemporary Art

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, with The Art Agency

Solo show, Graham Hunter Gallery, Baker Street, London

Decorative Arts and Antiques Fair, Battersea, London, with Catherine Millar, Hollywood Road Gallery, Chelsea, London

 

Ongoing representation with:                 

Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

The Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye

No Naked Walls, Chertsey & Bramley

 

2014

Brighton Art Fair

Open studio, Wimbledon Art Studios

Grand Designs Live, ExCeL, London

 

2013

Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm

Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London

Group show, Bell Fine Art, Winchester

New York Affordable Art Fair, with Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London

Group show at The Art Agency, Esher

Bristol Affordable Art Fair, with The Marle Gallery, Axminster

Joint show at The Marle Gallery, Axminster

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, with the Stark Gallery, Canterbury

Group show, Foss Fine Art, Aldeburgh

 

2012

Bristol Affordable Art Fair

Open studio, Wimbledon Art Studios

Group show at The Art Agency, Esher

Spring Show, Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh

Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London

Glasgow Art Fair