Emma McClure

The daughter of artist Daphne McClure, Emma grew up in Cornwall and studied at both Falmouth and Winchester Schools of Art. She has had numerous solo exhibitions in London and the provinces and her paintings have  been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Singer & Friedlander, Sunday Times Competition.  Her work is much influenced by the St Ives School,  there are echoes of Winifred Nicholson in her still lives and Mary Fedden in her some of her landscapes but she has evolved her own language through her economy of colour, subtle mark making carful layering  of paint surfaces.    After several years living in London she has returned to Cornwall. Emma’s work is much sort after for her sense of humour and her ability to see the absurd in the every day. She incorporates impressions, images and motifs from her surroundings into her beautifully composed compositions. Her faux-naïve style appears deceptively simplistic. Her work shows a mature understanding of colour, pattern and space, as well as a keen sense of narrative and the ability to capture the absurd in the every day.

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