Since I left college in 1994 I have been painting or designing cards or having children (2). In the last few years I have been working on more commercial images which I have very much enjoyed-however something in me clicked and I decided I wanted to get back to painting from the heart .

There is not a lot I want to say about my new paintings other than they are a celebration of my love of colour, texture and form. I have tackled them with gusto, creating the first few images unsatisfactorily and then almost destroying them to allow me to free up and push them past the point of being something safe to something much more exciting. They are textured, overworked and rubbed and scratched back. Sometimes nothing of the starting image remains visible, I never know what the final image is going to look like until it appears!

I listen to music while I paint, the titles I have chosen are single words taken from the songs that have influenced me whilst in my studio. 

My paintings will be at The Affordable Art Fair in Battersea (18 -21st October 2018) represented by Will's Art Warehouse.

I have a painting selected for the Discerning Eye exhibition 2018 .The mall Galleries , London. 15th - 25th November.

http://www.wills-art.com/home represents me at The Affordable Art fair as well as holding several of my large pieces of work.

I am also being represented by www.rostragallery.co.uk in Bath and www.dart-gallery.com in Dartmouth.

Follow me on instagram at  studio.emmadavis




My frames are hand-made in Oxford. They are koto lime-washed hardwood tray frames.

For any enquiries regarding purchasing or showing my paintings, please contact me at  emmastokes@appleinter.net    

All images copyright emma davis 

Mall Galleries, November 2018. Discerning Eye Exhibition