Born in 1987, Emily studied Fine Art at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, where, (it seems strange to her now), she painted not a single landscape but was focused on portrait painting. Over the years she was included in several portrait exhibitions including the ‘Conversations’ prize at the Royal Society of Portrait painters at the Mall Galleries, London.
However, over the years the urge to paint outdoors (‘En Plein Air’) persisted and could not be ignored, and during a five-year period of living in the Mani Peninsula of Greece, an isolated, mountainous region, she began to explore the possibilities of Plein Air painting properly. Upon returning to England in 2014 she discovered a whole community of outdoor painters, and regularly attends competitions and other events. In 2017 she won the ‘Oils’ category at ‘Paint Out Norwich’, followed by First prize at 'Paint Out Holt' and a Bronze award at the 'Art in the Open' festival in Ireland, Europe's biggest plein air event. She has been included in the Royal Society of Marine Artists annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries, as well as the Chelsea Art Society's annual exhibition. She regularly attends Art Fairs across the country and at one of these she was spotted by a gallery, ‘The Gallery at ICE’ in Windsor, through whom she now regularly exhibits and sells her work.
Emily currently lives in Hampshire, where she has a studio, but feels lucky as a Plein Air painter to have the whole of nature as her true ‘studio’, and is at her happiest when outside, conveying something of the splendour of the natural world onto canvas.