EMMA CAMERON art exhibition  at North House Gallery Manningtree, Essex


Emma Cameron was born in 1964 in Ross-Shire and trained at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts and Central St Martins College of Art & Design. She has shown widely both in East Anglia and nationally in mixed exhibitions, but this exhibition will reveal a substantial body of work produced since her last solo show in 1996. It is an opportunity to acquire an insight into the personal world of this original artist.

'I start a painting very impulsively, with sweeping areas of saturated colour.'

'Later there is a still, reflective phase of contemplation as I try to allow the colours and brushstrokes to suggest the way ahead. Line, form and texture emerge in an intuitive, organic, painterly way. There are often wrong turnings, and I repeatedly have to be brave and erase hours of work when I sense that something isn't sitting exactly right in a painting. I am always surprised by the results: nothing is preplanned.'

'The figures are not painted from models, sketches or photos: I need somehow to feel my way inside the structure of the body I'm painting, to find solidity, fluidity and a particular energy.'

'What are the paintings about? Fundamental, deeply human qualities such as vulnerability, beauty, ambivalence, awkwardness, grace, innocence, mischief...'

'Stories? Look at one of these paintings for long enough and you will find you are making up your own story about it, tapping into your own creativity, finding something that will resonate meaningfully with you. A good painting will let your eyes and mind dance over and through it, slightly differently every time you see it.'

Exhibition dates

Open on Saturdays, 10am - 5 pm or by appointment.

These images are a selection of the works available at the Gallery
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Exhibition venue:North House GalleryThe Walls, Manningtree, Essex CO11 1AS
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