Meet the Artist – Emma Forrester
I mainly produce paintings with flowers, some are quite representational whilst others stray more abstraction.
I am obsessed with colour; I am always trying to build more vibrancy and depth into my work with layer upon layer of translucent, inky washes of colour.
What inspires you / influences your work?
Inspiration can come from so many places – I’m always looking for texture, pattern and form whether in the natural world or elsewhere. The most amazing colours and textures can be seen on tree bark or more unlikely objects might inspire such as the patina on a rusty sheet of metal.
Where did you train / develop your work?
I’ve drawn and painted all of my life. I did a degree in Fine Art at Hope University, Liverpool. Afterwards I worked as a scenic artist in the theatre for many years. I enjoyed this greatly and it had a great influence on the work I produce. I now paint on a range of different sized canvas, but I do like to work on a large scale.
To publicise and show my work in the vibrant community where I live.
What do you like about being an artist living or working in Tooting and Furzedown?
Who is favourite artist / art work and why?
One of my favourite artists at the moment is Elaine Pamphilon- an artist who paints St Ives and it’s environs so beautifully.
And finally, do you have any exhibitions planned?
My next show will be at Wimbledon Art Studios Thurs 26th November- Sunday 29th See website for details – www.wimbledonartstudios.co.uk
Thank you. Emma Forrester’s work will be on display at venue 67 in the brochure.