Emma Fawcett

Emma Fawcett has been drawing and painting from an early age and has taken tuition from many artists over the years.

While studying at UCL, she took advantage of the life classes at the Slade School of Art and on graduating went on to attend classes at City Lit and Morley College in London.

She has been a student of Yorkshire artist, Alan Gummerson and Nottingham artist, Josephine Cutts.

In 2007, she started exhibiting and selling her work and had her first solo exhibition 'Energies of Nature' at the Flying Goose Cafe, Beeston in 2008. She has also exhibited at Derby City Gallery, Leicester City Gallery, the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham and Waterstone's 'View From The Top' gallery.

She paints using watercolour and adds pastel, ink, aquarelle and gouache. More recently she has branched into printmaking with non-toxic inks.

In June 2009, she will be holding a joint exhibition 'Visions, Landscapes and Dreams' with artist and poet, David Wood at the Nottingham Society of Artists.

Emma’s art communicates the magic and mystery of the everyday world taking the viewer away from ordinary consciousness.

Colour and the beauty of the natural world inspires Emma’s work as does meditation, a spiritual practice which helps her relax, heal and connect to her creativity.

Emma has a passion for environmental issues and is an active member of her local Green Party. She has volunteered for the environmental charity Global Action Plan and supplied them with artwork for promotional and educational materials on their 'EcoTeams' project.'

She is about to publish her first book ‘Woodland Haiku’ with poet David Wood. A collection of woodland paintings and Japanese style poetry, it allows the reader to become lost in the woods and connect to the magic within.