Bermudian b: 1946
Over the years my art has developed and changed from fashion illustration in the retail field to fine art, with an emphasis on watercolours.
I loved working from the model and translating a garment on the hanger to a glorious gown that would turn heads. However, today there is little call in Bermuda for Fashion Illustration so I needed to ‘move with the times’.
I chose to fully explore water-based media; my objective has always been to translate the island’s vivid colours and create fresh appealing paintings. To start with I use quality materials-St. Petersburg/Yarka pigments, top of the line acid free paper and frames that stand the test of time.
Bermuda has an active arts community, and my contributions are physical examples of what can be achieved by dedication and by ‘putting a shoulder to the wheel’.
Parsons School of Design, New York, USA
General Illustration/Fashion Illustration
Completed one-year course with selected subjects from Parsons’ 4-year degree programme. This special course was designed for mature students wanting to update or further their art education. Diploma
Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard, 1987
Founded the Center together with 4 other artists and continued my involvement by serving on a number of committees.
Senior Learning Centre at Bermuda College-Watercolour
Bermuda Society of Arts-Figure Drawing, fashion drawing, various workshops and student programmes.
Featherbed Studio, St. George’s.
I share my Studio with a well respected Bermuda artist , the result is that the Studio has become a something local landmark to artist.
Windjammer 3 Gallery
Bermuda Society of Arts
Common Ground Café´
Private collectors and businesses
EJI W3 3/2016
List of exhibitions with Gallery One Seventeen:
Dec. 9th, 2016 : “8th Annual Smalls Show” A group exhibition.
Dec. 8th, 2017 : “9th Annual Smalls Show” A group exhibition.
Dec. 14th, 2018 : “10th Annual Smalls Show” A group exhibition.
Photos of Emma’s current work can be sent via email at request.
Examples, not in gallery.