1. What have you been up to appearing Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year 2015?
I have been painting as much as I can and exhibiting my work. In August 2015 I was shortlisted for The National Open Art Competition and in September I was selected for the ING Discerning Eye Exhibition. In January 2016, I had multiple paintings shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and Exhibition – one painting was selected for the exhibition in March; my large painting Kitchen Sink has just been pre-selected for the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition, final judging will be in April.
2. What’s your favourite painting to date and why?
Kitchen Sink, oil on wood, 80 X 100 cms. It is a painting I have been thinking about making for a long time and finally I had time to complete it. It’s large and paintings of that size take a lot of concentration. I am pleased to say it has been pre-selected for the New English Art Club Annual Exhibition. I will be thrilled if it is accepted, I’ll know by the 12th of April!
3. What has been your biggest highlight since the competition?
I am just really happy to be painting almost every day. I have developed new relationships with a few galleries, curators and artists and that is very exciting.I am just really happy to be painting almost every day.
4. What’s coming up next for you?
I have an exhibition coming up at Beside the Wave Gallery in Primrose Hill, London which I am working hard towards. I will have at least 6 new paintings in the show. 15 April-5 May 2016, New Artists, Beside The Wave Gallery, 41 Chalcot Road, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 , http://www.beside-the-wave.co.uk.
You can view my latest work at www.emmacopley.com
My paintings are available to purchase by contacting me directly or by contacting my online representative, Sarah Ryan, New Blood Art Gallery, http://newbloodart.com
It sounds like Emma is going from strength to strength and I look forward to seeing her work develop. What I really enjoy about Emma’s work is that it’s so vibrant and strong. The subjects and perspectives are very unique and you can just imagine jumping into the painting. Not hard when the thick texture of the paint is jumping out at you.
Check out one of her latest paintings wet off the canvas, look at those colours – I can almost touch the thick paint – it’s so juicy!