After a very successful Open House in 2018 I am very excited to once again open my house to visitors.
I studied Fine Art at Brighton University and have been painting from my studio at home for over 20 years. I have exhibited locally and with galleries in the UK, my work is also with private collections worldwide.
‘The women of Emma Franks materialise out of the luminous and subdued hues of her oil paintings. They are like brief apparitions of inner worlds the spectator has been privileged to glimpse before they vanish back into foggy depths. They emerge with their alabaster faces, voluminous headgear and downcast eyes, lost in thought. They are alone but self-contained, possessors of a quiet power. Shaped by and submerged in colour, they are on the verge of being transformed.’ Words by Lito Apostolakou as featured in Village Raw Magazine
Emma’s paintings are an expression of her inner world and are a direct narrative of her life. She has for a long time been creating paintings with the aim of transporting the viewer into their own inner reflections, offering a state of calmness and introspection.
Her paintings have been described as ‘lyrical’, ‘beautiful’, ‘calming’ and ‘poetic’ and she is often asked about their unique style. ‘The process of creating a painting is spontaneous and playful. Often I begin a new work without knowing what will emerge. I slowly build up a picture, applying thin washes of oil paint then rub them away. I am very excited and passionate about the physical act of painting. I love to see how the painting will take on a life of its own and what might emerge by pure accident.’