Emma Dunbar

Born in England in 1961, Emma graduated in 1984 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art

Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design. Since then she has worked full time as an artist and exhibited throughout the UK. Her paintings have been internationally reproduced as greetings cards, posters, limited edition etchings and even fabric designs.

Emma works mainly on board in acrylic, occasionally incorporating collage with gold and silver leaf. Her training as a print maker is evident both in the use of blocks of flat colour and in the way she scratches through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath.

Influences come from travelling in India, Cornish holidays and the chaos of cats and children wandering onto wet paint. She has also drawn inspiration from the work of favourite artists, including Mary Fedden, Milton Avery and Daphne McClure.