Curriculum Vitae

Emma Forrester BA (Hons)  

e.r.forrester@btinternet.com

www.emmaforrester-art.com  

Born: 27/04/1972

Nationality: British

 

Education

1990 - 1993 Liverpool University

BA (Hons) Fine Art and English Literature

 

2018

March - Winner of the Dry Red Press Award at the Royal Watercolour Society, Contemporary Watercolour Competition, Bankside Gallery. 

 

Exhibitions

2017

Ongoing representation with the Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye.

Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls, Chertsey and Bramley.

Ongoing representation with The Art Agency, Esher.

November – Two-person exhibition Different Perspectives at Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

May - Representation by Bridgeman Studios.

 

2016

Ongoing representation with the Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye.

Ongoing representation with No Naked Walls, Chertsey and Bramley.

Ongoing representation with The Art Agency, Esher.

October - Exhibition with the Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh.

March - Affordable Art Fair, Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

 

2015

Ongoing representation with the Store Street Gallery, Bloomsbury, London.

Ongoing exhibition with the Lion Street Gallery, Hay-on-Wye.

Ongoing exhibition with No Naked Walls, Chertsey and Bramley.

June - Summer Show, Gallery Fifty-Five, Hartley Wintney. 

May - Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong, with London Contemporary Art.

March - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, with The Art Agency.

January to March - Solo show, Graham Hunter Gallery, Baker Street, London.

January - Decorative Arts and Antiques Fair, Battersea, London, with Catherine Millar, Hollywood Road Gallery, Chelsea, London.

2014

September - Brighton Art Fair.

May – Open Studio, Wimbledon Art Studios.

May – Grand Designs Live, ExCeL, London.

 

2013

October – Affordable Art Fair, Stockholm.

June – Bell Fine Art, Winchester.

June  - Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead, London.

April - New York Affordable Art Fair, with the Store Street Gallery.

April - Group Show at The Art Agency, Esher.

April - Bristol Affordable Art Fair, The Marle Gallery, Axminster.

March - Joint Show at The Marle Gallery, Axminster.

March - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, with Stark Gallery, Canterbury.

February - Group show in Aldeburgh, Foss Fine Art.

 

2012

May - Bristol Affordable Art Fair.

May – Open Studio, Wimbledon Art Studios.

May - Group show at The Art Agency, Esher.

April - Spring Show, The Moreton Gallery, Moreton-in-Marsh.

March - Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London. 

March - Glasgow Art Fair.

Artists Statement

Emma Forrester graduated in 1993 with a degree in Fine Art from Liverpool University. Having worked as a scenic artist in the theatre on many West End shows and Royal Opera House productions, she is now concentrating on creating and exhibiting her own paintings.

 

The technical skills acquired whilst working in theatre have partially contributed to the expressive style evident in this body of work.

 

Her recent works, including many still lives, bear an expressive use of line to portray everyday objects such as vases and teacups. An appreciation of pattern and form has been fundamental in creating these works. Looking at the influence of textiles on the work of Matisse has provided great inspiration.

 

She says of her work, “I am drawn to beautiful forms whether they are man- made or natural. My aim is to show my appreciation of the simple beauty of such objects by their sensitive portrayal in my paintings. In my work I'll often draw and paint the forms many times, scratching and scraping through to previous layers to create a broadly descriptive but beautiful image. My aim is not to ‘copy’ the object in paint, but rather to describe and celebrate what I see with mark making skills that have developed into my personal style as an artist.”

 

In some of her most recent pieces she tenderly draws and paints pattern over objects, which then spills over into the background thus flattening out the picture plane. This transforms what could be a simply representational still life into a thoughtful and delicate abstract piece of work, exuding balance and harmony. 

 

Born in Stoke-on-Trent, the home of the pottery industry, she and her family have a life-long appreciation of ceramics. The celebration of this once great British industry is hopefully apparent in this recent body of work.

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