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Artist Influence//Emma Paterson

Emma is on the BA Drawing course with me at Falmouth. When we went to the Scilly Isles it was a chance to get to see how everyone observed the world. We were lucky and got the chance to draw for the whole week outside. Something I will never forget. Emma's work has been a huge influence on me this year, her sensitivity to line to create emotive narratives is something that I struggle within my own practice. The personality of her mark-making is calming and unique in being able to capture the subject matter. 

Some of my favourite pieces of work are doodles and snapshots from her sketchbook like the images below. 

There is something so moving about how she captures the world around us, I'm still figuring out how I can put this into words. I think the image below is one of my favourites of hers because of how she has sensitively captured the wild and organic landscape through mark making and shape. 

Emma has an Instagram and Facebook page where she shares some of her work.


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