EMMA J READ
CONTEMPORARY ABSTRACT SEASCAPES
Inspired by the sea and her wild ways.
Emma paints intuitively, letting the paint and its processes guide the piece. Often inspired by the sea, capturing its wild ways, calm points and stunning beauty in her abstract paintings. She hopes they'll draw you in, turn you about and have you emerging with salty hair and longing for the sea.
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How it all started - Whilst sat drawing on the Cornish coast as Dan hit the surf the Widow to the surf collection was born. Emma's love for the sea had always been there since growing up next to it on the Kent coast but seeing a loved one being caught its in power developed a stronger connection and emotion to it thats not yet been shaken. The poem below was coined as a response to that day and it continues to influence each artwork today.
WIDOW TO THE SURF - By Emma Read (artist)
I watch as you ride,
The soaring heights and the crashing lows,
The soft tumbles and the harsh turns,
The swirls of the chaos and of the calm.
I watch as you disappear,
The darkness comes and engulfs you,
The bright lights that glow and guide you home,
The icy cold that takes your breath and reminds you, that you are alive.
I watch as you smile,
The warmth on your skin and your sense of triumph,
The joy and exhilaration of taking on mother nature,
The power and respect for the wild seas inherent in your eyes.
Emma graduated as a printed textile designer at Loughborough university and now works as a full time artist.
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Not sure what size painting/paintings, style or colours would look great in your space then contact us for a free consoltation. If your local to us were happy to come to you and bring you some paintings to try out, or if your not local we can digitally mock you up some suggestions.
Emma is happy to undertake commissions based on her work. Read the blog (link below) for an insight.