5. Where do you get the
inspiration for your art?
Emily: Living by the sea for the past five years has been the source of my inspiration. I’m obsessed with golden hour light, midday heat, shadows cast by trees on coastal rocks, shallow crystal waters, and vibrant ultramarines of the deep ocean. Boats tied to their buoys, or rickety wooden jetties. I have to be out in it, living it to truly feel inspired. Constantly taking photographs and picturing compositions.
I also find Instagram an amazing source of inspiration for discovering new artists, galleries, organisations, websites, and techniques, as well as for sharing your own work and connecting with other artists and people in the industry. For my supplies, I prefer to go into the shops to see canvases, feel the paintbrush, and pick the paint colours in real life, rather than ordering online.