Emma Williams b.1968

“My paintings are textured and always vivid – they evoke memories of a time, space and mood. My many visits to Cornwall have been a constant source of inspiration, influencing my particular approach to interiors and landscapes. Colour and decorative qualities combined with flattened perspective play an essential role in creating rich images.” Emma Williams

Emma’s iconic depictions of St. Ives are instantly recognisable, with her trademark window-views, still lifes in riotous colours and quirky views of St. Ives’ harbour and bay, which she says she is ‘obsessed with painting’.

Continuing the determinedly flattened perspective seen in the work of, amongst others, Bryan Pearce and Ben Nicholson, as well as their interest in the framing device of the window scene (a device drawing also from Picasso and Matisse), she brings a unique and fresh eye to these motifs.

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Selected exhibitions with Livingstone St. Ives
Can You See The Sea?, 15th October 2020 – 8th November 2020
Wild Seas and Winter Skies, 1st January 2021 – 31st January 2021
View From My Window, 12th April 2021 – 9th May 2021
Generation, 10th June 2021 – 4th July 2021
From St. Ives With Love, 26th March – 20th April 2022

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