Mixed media on board by Emma Tweedie
Emma Tweedie is a contemporary artist who grew up in Belfast. In 2020 she was highly commended for stage one of the Visual Art Open Award, and in 2019 was shortlisted as a finalist for both the Sunny International Award and for the 100th International Pebeo Mixed Media Awards. Exhibitions followed at the Sunny Gallery and the Menier Galleries in London. Emma's work has featured in a number of leading homes and interiors magazines including Country Homes and Interiors. Having trained originally at Belfast Art College she went onto complete an arts degree at The University of Northumbria, going on to enjoy a career as an interior design publicist, working on creative brand imagery for editorial features with big name brands including John Lewis., Linwood fabric, and Earthborn paints amongst others. Most recently, she has studied painting and fine art under the watchful eye of Kevin Chapman (Discerning Eye,Le Diplome De Societaire, Aster Family Private Collection, Reuters Private Collection). She is a current member of The Connected Artist Club. She is best known for her highly emotive and atmospheric 'layer paintings' which are inspired by nature and which attempt to capture the essence and magical dimension we experience when immersed in the outdoors. Her paintings often feature passages of texture and multiple acrylic and ink washes. Which all attempt to transport the viewer into a realm of 'feeling', Chromatic harmonies are achieved through the subtle application of colour which seem to emerge from their own 'interior'.