Size: 12"W x 12"H x 0.75"D
Year Created: 2018
Poppies dance in the breeze beneath the mountains
'I have recently moved overseas with my husbands job which brought us to the USA. After leaving the UK and a 10 year career in Marketing to be a stay-at-home Mum to two mischievous little boys, I found myself revisiting my childhood passion. I have always loved to draw and paint and now I have the time to do what I love best - spend time with my family and create beautiful paintings.' - Emma Emma Bell, a British born artist, now lives in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Emma paints using oil on canvas with a brush and palette knife. Her style includes bright bold florals, fun abstracts and impressionist pieces, as well as realistic boats, landscapes and seascapes. ‘There is something about the sea that captivates and evokes a deep emotion within me and I like to portray that in my paintings. I am particularly drawn to large waves - the sheer volume of water is so overwhelming and empowering and I like to convey this dramatic image on canvas with big bold strokes of oil created with a palette knife.' 'I am also drawn to the beauty of flowers which I love to paint in bold bright colors with lots of texture. Poppies are a favorite subject. In a field of poppies I see individual characters, some happy with their heads held high, some bowing in sorrow. Their individual personalities are alive in my work.' 'My painting process takes place in two stages.' 'First I paint the background - a graduation of subtle colors all blended together with a brush.' 'Once the canvas is completely covered, the fun begins.' 'Layer upon layer, I bring to life my paintings with depth, vibrant color and dimension and lots of texture created with a palette knife.'