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Originally from regional North East Victoria, Emma currently lives and works in inner city Melbourne. Having completed her Bachelor of Fine Art through the Victorian College of the Arts, she now continues her painting practice from her Fitzroy studio.
Place, time and being at home in the world are the central ideas that build and drive Emma's practice. Her relationship with space and her surroundings are the foundations on which her work grows.
Describing her works as abstract landscape paintings, their intention is not so much to show you a place, but rather to suggest how it felt. Emma believes that the landscape is more than the line and colour of the ground but also a projection of the shape and character within a persons thinking.
With a process aided by memory, through the virility and delicacy of the landscape she explores notions of time and the fluidity of the ways in which we experience it.