Emily’s practice is an inquisition into concepts of landscape, nature, ecology, culture and human perception. “Over time I have developed a satisfying fixation of both; the Australian environment, and the process of painting itself.” More recently she is interested in the history of Australian Landscape painting and how this is reflected in her practice.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Visual Arts from Southern Cross University. Granted a Rising Star Scholarship during her studies, she graduated in June 2016. Between 2016 -18, Emily received a Young Regional Artists Scholarship from Create NSW to continue her investigations of painting and concepts of landscape.
Emily continuously explores ways to translate experience into paintings. Inspired by the resilience found within nature, the landscape has become a metaphor for her own psychology. 2018 – 2020 Emily traversed the country, living and working out of her car. A formative experience that encouraged her to question her practice and explore ways of re-presenting the landscape.
“I find the immediacy of painting from life, and the distortions resulting from processes of remembering an engaging way to articulate human experience and consider ways of seeing, knowing, and re-telling.”
Emily was awarded the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize in 2019 for her work ‘Alive in the Dead of Night’. She received a Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship, 2020. Most recently she has been granted a scholarship to continue her investigations at Southern Cross University.
She has multiple works in private collections, works in the Macquarie Group Collection, Ballina Shire Council’s collection, and is represented by Saint Cloche Gallery in Sydney.