1992 – 1996 University of Reading BA Fine Art.
1996 – 1998 Royal College of Art London, MA Printmaking

My passion for printmaking began in 1990 and it has always been central to my work. I was lucky enough to study for an M.A at the Royal College of Art in London, which was an experience that has shaped my life ever since. 

I work from my Yorkshire farmhouse studio in the countryside, and exhibit and sell my work all over the world. 

I have always been fascinated by the techniques and formal qualities of printmaking, and my work is largely an engagement with the process. The process of screen printing and the time it takes to build up a final image is what holds the beauty of a piece; it’s a fundamental part of its soul. 

My work ultimately emerges by intuition, with inspiration gathered from moments in time; landscapes, places, shadows, shapes, colours and everything in-between.  I try to preserve these moments and memories in print, creating my interpretation of the world through layering, mark-making and carefully considered colour.

The relationships between shapes; between movements in shapes, and how they ‘talk to each other’ is an integral part of my work, I see colour as the poetic language that binds it all together.  

My prints may look ‘designed’, but are often rather intuitively and organically made. It’s a nice way to work, capturing a moment; a feeling I have at the time and just going with it.

I strive to create something beautiful and understated in my work, and I have always been drawn to work that feels calm.

pinning work

‘Emma’s unwavering commitment to the art of silkscreen printmaking has resulted in a fine-tuned ability to produce countless artistic successes.’

‘Emma’s creations are tapping in to an area of calming beauty through the harmony of shape and colour, where the work she has created is immediate and simplicity is everything’


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Royal Academy of Art

I have had eight works selected since 2014, and have two prints in this years summer exhibition 2021. 

Six of my large screenprints were used for this show apartment in Covent Garden, London. I regularly work with interior designers from all over the world.

(photograph courtesy Edward Philips Interiors)
(photograph courtesy Sims Hilditch Interiors)
(photograph courtesy of Sue Emmett)

Publications; Art Review, Vogue, Country Living, House & Garden, 25 Beautiful Homes, Homes and Gardens, Good Homes Magazine, Bridge For Design, London Evening Standard.



UK & Europe

Faber & Faber
Virgin Altlantic
Edward Philips Interiors
Milne Graden, Northumberland
Catherine Wilman Interiors
Sims Hilditch Interiors
Fawn Art Consultancy
International Art Consultancy
Narcissus Art Consultancy
Ink Art Consultancy,
London ArtPress,
London  Mylo Art
Rachel Winham Interior Design, London
Decoroom, London
Joanna Wood Interiors, London
Totty Lowther interiors, Penrith
Havill & Designs, London                                                                    Art Acumen, London                                                                Cramer & Bell, London

USA & beyond

NBC Universal – television and film (Mad Men)                    Netflix – Parenthood, Jane the Virgin
Paramount Pictures – Instant Family
Denomination, Australia
Serena and Lily, California
Eaton Fine arts, Texas
Meyer Davis Studio, New York
Curio Design Studio, Texas
Giles- Parscale Interior Design, Texas
Lendrum Fine Art, LA, USA
Gauthier Stacy INC, Boston
USA Riesco & Lapres Interiors, Vancover
Paige Kelly Interior Design, CA, USA
Soho Myriad Art Consulting, Altlanta,Georgia, USA
Ellyson Browne Interiors, NY
Interculture Art Inc, Japan
Catherine Krall, CK Interiors, New York
DAC Art Consultancy, Atlanta, Georgia                                          Posterclub, Copenhagen                                                        Artfully Walls, USA                                                                          Kelly Deck Design, Vancover, Canada