This new post lets you get to know a little bit more about us all as individual artists. We start the New year off with Emma Wells who specialises in encaustic wax art and mixed media painting.
Q1. What artist has influenced you the most?
I couldn’t pin point it down to a particular artist but I love the mark-making, composition and freedom of Chinese Brush Painting, from the old calligraphy scrolls to the thrown ink style of flora and fauna. I always try to add an element of this into my own artwork.
Q2. What is it that inspires you most in Norfolk?
There is so much inspiration in Norfolk for artists but what inspires me the most would be tall sedge grass blowing in the wind, dramatic stormy skies and the mud flats at low tide.
Q3. If you had to pick a favourite past artwork of yours what would it be?
A mixed media on paper piece called 'Fenland'. This is a personal favourite of mine as it is extremely atmospheric and captures the eerie gloom of the fens just as the rain and darkness falls.
Q4. What are you working on at the movement?
Currently I am working on an encaustic wax collection of British garden birds inspired by the many colourful winged visitors to my own garden.
Q5. Can you choose 5 words that best describes your art?
mark-making, colourful, fluid, expressive and atmospheric