I am a British born and educated artist, film maker and designer, working with: stoneware sculpture, cyanotype print, watercolour, oil, acrylic, illustration, animation, photography and vectors.
In the early 90’s I gained a Ba (Hons) in Fine Art from The University of East London. I gained a lot of my film and animation practise through creating weekly visuals when working intensively as a VJ (video projection artist) under the name Miss Plunkett.
My work aims to be uplifting and to express something beyond words.
“Her characteristic witty surrealist style celebrates the female form, very often in movement – dance or performance.” SaloArte.
“Emma’s work is very personal and great, elaborated with great mastery and feeling.” Rafael Vílchez, Ideal
Ian Rutter from Talk Radio Europe interviewed me for his talk-show, Life Stories. The show was aired on the 3rd December 2017. Listen to me speak about some of my life.
I sometimes feel like a slave to the creative urge. In my experience, when a piece wants to come into existence there is no point in fighting or denying it. However, it sometimes takes a certain amount of courage to allow the art be whatever it wants to be. I enjoy being in the creative process, and I love to see what comes out next…
Inspiration is ever-present in my life, from the moment I become conscious in the morning, through all the experiences of my day. I’m constantly seeing possibilities and ideas that could be made into art. I write and draw my ideas down, and have kept all my sketch books since childhood. It’s only the ideas which plague me or come out when I’m doodling, that become embodied.
I loose all sense of myself during the creative process. I have no concern with my gender, or whether I am young, old, hot, cold, hungry or not… or even what time it is. I concentrate for hours on end, acting on each creative step as it arises. I like to become familiar with the behaviour and characteristics of different materials, sometimes letting them guide me, going with the happy accidents, experimenting and exploring. Being able to accept what I make, even if I may not like it much myself at first, is an interesting consideration too.