Emma paints the things you love and cherish. Beautiful art you will want to admire forever. She aims to help you create a blissful and inspiring environment in the heart of your home where you can relax entertain and unwind.
Emma's work is predominantly influenced by flowers and beach scenes as well as bright, bold and beautiful colors. Her work has developed from a traditional and impressionistic floral style, to a more abstract and free format. Whilst creating very loose layers of acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel and graphite on the canvas, her work still holds shape, texture and form of florals, producing her unique and distinctive style.
'I was greatly influenced as a child by my great grandmother who was a landscape painter. I loved to watch her create her beautiful landscape works. I also sat for hours with my grandfather, whos family were very artistic and creative. I can remember sitting in his sunroom sketching the vast hills and meadows and the odd little farm house we could see from the windows. We also used to play in the garden and study the flowers.'
'I have painted flowers for as long as I can remember, I find them fascinating and utterly beautiful. Flowers have such a huge but fragile significance in life. I feel sad that they live for only a fraction of time. I watch the magnolia tree in my garden bloom and within a day, the once robust, white petals are wilted and tarnishing to a pale brown. I feel the urgency to capture their beauty on a canvas.'
British born artist Emma Bell graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing and lived and worked in Manchester, England as a Marketing professional for over ten years. During this time she quenched her desire to paint during her spare time and weekends.
Emma has evolved from a family of artists and has been greatly encouraged and inspired by artistic influence all of her life. In 2009, a move from the UK to Atlanta GA with her husbands job, meant she was able to take to her brushes and palette knife more permanently and turn a lifelong hobby into a prospering career.
Emma, wife and mother of two young boys, finds inspiration for her paintings all around her. She loves to paint beautiful things that make us all feel happy.
Gallery Representation and Recent Shows
'Fleurs en Juillet' - Buckhead Art and Co - July 2023
Emma Bell: Influenced by Flowers. Solo show - Atlanta Botanical Garden Feb 11 - April 23
Anne Jackson Gallery, Roswell GA - www.annjacksongallery.com
Buckhead Art and Company, Atlanta GA - www.buckheadartcompany.com
Framework's Gallery, Atlanta GA - www.frameworksgallery.com
Purple House Gallery, Gainsville GA - www.purplehousegallery.com
Beverly McNeil Gallery, Birmingham AL www.beverlymcneilgallery.com
Christenberry Collection, Columbia SC - www.christenberrycollection.com
The Hickory Post, Rock Hill SC - www.shopthehickorypost.com
Stellers Gallery, Jacksonville FL - https://stellersgallery.com
Ocean Art Gallery, Ormond Beach FL - www.oagart.com
Sher Galleries, Hallandale FL - www.shergallery.com
D&S Gallery, Bonita Beach FL - www.dsgalleryframing.com