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Emily Garnham Wright

Emily Garnham Wright

Following a Foundation Art and Design course at North Devon College, Emily successfully completed a BA (Hons) in Applied Arts at Herefordshire College of Art and Design.

She is a member of North Devon Arts and shares her studio with sculptor, Don Sibthorpe.

Her work:

Emily grew up on a farm situated on the North Devon coast with views across the Bristol Channel. The landscape she is familiar with is made up of rolling countryside, laced together by the tracery of Devon hedge banks. To the East are the hills of Exmoor, to the South West, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor and to the North, across the Bristol Channel, the Gower Peninsular and the Welsh Coast. These and the nearer hills are altered by the varying atmospheric conditions, sometimes seeming to disappear in a series of planes that fade into the distance.

Her work is inspired by this scenery. She is aware of the fragility of the world we live in and endeavours to express this and the beauty she sees around her in the hope that what we have will be appreciated and protected.

She chooses the medium to suit the image she wants to express. Using delicate colour change, she paints small watercolour landscapes. Simplicity emphasises distance and colour suggests atmosphere; lines are minimal and natural. Her pen and ink drawings are more detailed and use only black and white to create the final image.

Exhibitions include:

  • Broomhill Art Hotel                                        Devon
  • Incledon Studios                                           Georgeham
  • Private Gallery                                              California
  • Redearth Gallery                                           Bickleigh
  • The Plough                                                   Torrington
  • The Lion Gallery                                           Leominster