Emma Copley Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Emma Copley
Live in: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Artworks for sale: 23.00
Emma Copley Artist Bio:
Each painting I make is inspired by everyday life: my dark sink full of dishes with the sun coming in the window, or my son and daughter sitting with their backs to me, watching TV. I take pictures of these moments; make notes on colour and sketch. Using the photo as a starting point I create the composition on panel and eliminate areas from the image in order to intensify the emotion I am trying to express. I must complete my paintings quickly or I lose the spark that first triggered my inspiration. I am drawn to my studio each day out of a desire to express myself with colour and texture. I paint with oils on wood and gouache on paper. I paint quickly with thick paint on a smooth hard surface, wet into wet with oils, carving out forms and building up texture. My finished oil paintings should be viewed closely so you can see the fingerprints, lumps and bumps. From the start I work in muted tones, using greys tinted with primary colour, ending with an infusion of bright colour that relates closely to these. I spend a lot of time looking at my palette and mixing groups of colour that match my memory. My brushstrokes vary between smooth, slow, thoughtful marks and fast, thick, gestural layers of paint. I am a practising fine artist and have been shortlisted for many awards, participated in lectures, workshops and exhibit my work regularly. I was born in Dublin, Ireland, lived on the east coast of the United States for 20 years and currently live and work in Cambridge, England. I have been developing my painting practice since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, European Honors student. I am excited to begin my MA in Fine Art at Anglia Ruskin University this September.