My paintings are an expression of my inner world and are a direct narrative of my life. I have for a long time been creating paintings with the aim of transporting the viewer into their own inner reflections, offering a state of calmness and introspection.
My paintings have been described as ‘lyrical’, ‘beautiful’, ‘calming’ and ‘poetic’ and I am often asked about their unique style. The process of creating a painting is spontaneous and playful. Often I begin a new work without knowing what will emerge. I slowly build up a picture, applying thin washes of oil paint then rub them away. I am very excited and passionate about the physical act of painting. I love to see how the painting will take on a life of its own and what might emerge by pure accident.
The textile art works are reminiscent of childhood play when I would spend hours dressing paper dolls. They are made using a sewing machine, hand sewing, collage and embroidery, creating intricate and captivating portraits of women. Each portrait portrays feelings of empowerment and beauty, each with their own individual personality.
I offer private lessons in my studio at home, teaching people to make their very own textile artwork. Please contact me if interested via my contact page.
50:50 Group Exhibition with East Finchley Open Studios @ Highgate Literary and Scientific Institution 16th Nov until 29th Nov 2019
You can see me at the following Winter Fairs
24th November 2019 N10 Creatives
1st December Crouch End Festival
2nd December Alexandra Palace
7th December La Dinette Cafe 6pm until 9pm
8th December Hoxton Square Market
15th December Alexandra Palace
East Finchley Open Houses 30th June/1st July and 7th and 8th July
Muswell Hill N10 Creatives Craft Fair
Crouch End Festival
Stratford Gallery Winter Exhibition www.thestratfordgallery.co.uk
Selvedge Fair, Mary Ward House
Affordable Art Fair (Hampstead and Battersea)
Institute of Group Analysis
St Georges Hospital London
Byard Art Gallery
Lena Boyle Hampstead Affordable Art Fair
LeTrouve, California, www.trouvestudio.com/
Solo Exhibition ‘Enchanted Dreams Arundel Artroom
Solo Exhibition ‘Joy Within’ Arundel Artroom
Film: Arundel Artroom presents Emma Franks
Selected Artist Arundel ArtRoom Gallery Trail August 2013