Emma McNamara

"Living on the coast, I am particularly drawn to the life in our oceans, an largely undiscovered parallel cosmos of bio-diversity. There is a certain magic and lost wonder in discovering an animal for the first time and bringing that to life on the canvas, particularly in this increasingly serious world. My work seeks to remind the viewer of the incredible animals and landscapes that exist, their living energy and humanity’s intrinsic connection to all that possesses this living energy on this planet. Simple, gestural line work and mark making, seeks to act as trigger points in the viewer’s mind- to make the viewer recall the creature, animal or setting in their own mind. Colours are carefully revealed and concealed by layers of textural colour, increasingly white pigment. Colour cutting through the white noise. Unerring, deliberate mark-making in an oversaturated world."