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.
12th May Muswell Hill Creatives Craft Fair
9th June Crouch End Festival
10th June DuckPond Artisan Market, Lauderdale House, Highgate
30th June – 1st July and 7th – 8th July East Finchley Open, my house in Muswell Hill
Stratford Gallery Winter Exhibition www.thestratfordgallery.co.uk
LaDinette, Christmas Table Top Sale, Muswell Hill
Blue Yard House Artisan Market
Selvedge Fair, Mary Ward House
Mydlleton Crafts Market
Institute of Group Analysis
The Stratford Gallery
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
Brighton Art Fair 2012
Chelsea Art Fair
McAllisterThomas Fine Art
Singing Soul Gallery
Battersea Affordable Art Fair
Palace Art Fair