Featured Artist during late November - Emily Clark
There was an exhibition of Emily Clark's work from Monday 28th November for 2 weeks and she was in the gallery on Saturday 3rd December. Emily is a modernist landscape painter whose work results from years of observing the ever-unfolding, never-failing natural world of North Devon - with, she says, a chunk of Cornwall thrown in. Land, sea and sky are what end up on the canvas, while wildlife increasingly occupies her growing armoury of Canon lenses. At no time, however, do her canvases stem from photography. The paintings emerge spontaneously, with little or no premeditation. “I'm a greedy colourist who loves space & atmosphere. When I'm out, I just soak it all up as it just reappears in my studio. I usually paint to music, too loud sometimes. I just hope the madding sparrows who chatter & squabble all around my little converted garden shed forgive me”.
After completing a foundation course at Ravensbourne in Kent, Emily studied for her BA in Fine Art Painting at Winchester School of Art and her MA at the Kent Institute of Art & Design (as was), Canterbury. A member of North Devon Arts, she has had exhibitions at galleries and venues in London, Canterbury and Exeter.