[Artist Works]

Emma Dunbar

Emma Dunbar

Born in England in 1961, Emma Dunbar graduated in 1984 with a (BA) Hons in Fine Art Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design. Since then she has worked full time as an artist and exhibited throughout the UK.

Biography

Emma Dunbar is a painter who predominantly works with still life scenes, with rich colours and simplified forms, her work is both simple yet elegant. Her sources of inspiration are clearly depicted in these works, the everyday life given a spotlight to shine. With a highly decorative interpretation, the works are full of vitality and energy.
What excites me about making pictures is trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing. I am attracted to vivid colours and the decorative qualities in everyday objects. I enjoy rearranging my ingredients, for instance moving all the red boats on the beach next to the pink tractor for a stronger effect. Birds, shells, flowers and fish might be placed against true landmarks as focal points. My pictures are therefore more atmospheric than literal. My aim is to end up with my gathered ingredients - glimpses of journeys, patterns from familiar settings and objects collected along the way - converging to create an image that communicates the richness of the original source of inspiration." Emma Dunbar
Education
1984 BA (hons) in Fine Art Printmaking West Surrey College of Art and Design.
Selected Exhibitions

2017 Summer Show: Beside The Wave, Falmouth

2017 Feeling in Colour: Beside The Wave, Primrose Hill, London

2016 Krowji - Open Studio's, Redruth, Cornwall
Emma Dunbar: Four Seasons, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall

2015 Special Collection, Solo Show, Beside The Wave, London
Two person show, Curwen Gallery, London
Chelsea Art Fair, Cornwall Contemporary Stand, London
Spring Exhbition, Mixed show, Lynne Strover Gallery, Cambridge
Art in the Barn, Mixed Show, Kingscelere, Hants
Surrey Artists, Open Studios
Summer Exhibition, Mixed show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth & London

2014 In Colour, Solo show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth, Cornwall
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, Cornwall Contemporary stand
Mixed show, Lynne Strove Gallery, Cambridge
Solo show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Mixed show, Jerram Gallery, Sherborne, Dorset

2013 A Year of Flowers, Solo show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Dunbar, Millais stand
Hampstead Affordable Art Fair, Cornwall Contemporary stand
Two Person show, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance, Cornwall

2012 Solo show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Colour and Shape, Mixed show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Three Person show, White Space Gallery, Totnes, Devon
Surrey Artists, Open Studios

2011 A New Year, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Edinburgh Art Fair, Beside The Wave stand, Edinburgh
Christmas, Mixed Show, Beside The Wave

2010 Two Person Show, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
London Art Fair, Islington
Special Collection, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Affordable Art Fair, London
Three Person Show, Iona House Gallery, Woodstock, Oxford
Two Person Show, Jerram Gallery, Sherborne
Contemporary Art Holdings, Cirencester

2009 Still Life show, New Ashgate Gallery, Farnham
Directors Choice, Curwen & New Academy, London
A Personal Landscape, One Person Show, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Broadway Modern
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Dunbar, Millais stand

2008 Two Person show with Fiona Millais, Cornwall Contemporary, Penzance
Two Person show with Fiona Millais, Rowley Contemporary
Mixed show, Curwen & New Academy, London
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Dunbar, Millais stand

2007 Inside Outside, Two person show with Emma Jeffryes, Beside The Wave, Falmouth
Gorstella Gallery, Chester
Iona House Gallery, Woodstock
Battersea Affordable Art Fair, Dunbar, Millais stand








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