Emily Jolley

Drawing, Mixed media / Collage, Painting

Emily specialises in expressive abstract paintings incorporating emulsion paint

An abstract artist, Emily’s main focus is painting incorporating emulsion paints. Her work is influenced by Modernism, including Abstract Expressionism, as well as artists that reference minimalism such as Eva Hesse. Recent work includes direct references to natural forms from the Cambridgeshire landscape.

‘I aim to create work that invites contemplation.

‘As a maker, I’m interested in the nature of producing art and of crafting – the drive to do it, authorship, and working with materials sympathetically. Much of my work explores mark making and the extent to which this is controlled by the artist.

‘Inspiration comes from all manner of observation, experiences and thought.’

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Emily studied fine art painting at Bath Spa University, graduating with a First and showing work at the Holburne Museum, Bath; Old Truman Brewery, London; and Candid Arts, London. Prior to this she achieved Distinction at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Art Foundation year, won the Howes Smith Memorial Prize for drawing, and had work displayed at the Lowry Centre in Salford Quays, Manchester.

After studying fine art Emily developed a successful career in business development. Since early 2016 she has been working on a part-time basis to facilitate a return to painting and showing her work in London and Cambridgeshire.

Emily is a member of Cambridge Open Studios, The Trove, The Artists Marquee, Cambridge Arts Network, the Neotists and a-n (The Artists Information Company.)

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