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Emma Copley

Pictures of you

Pictures of you

Artist in residence - 2nd floor: Sunday 1st October - Saturday 2nd December

Emma has a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MA in Fine Art from Cambridge School of Art. She was one of 25 artists shortlisted in The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2016 and was a semi-finalist in the Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year Award in 2015.

Each painting is inspired by everyday life: a dark sink full of dishes with the sun coming in the window, or her son and daughter sitting with their backs to her, watching TV. She takes pictures of these moments; make notes on colour and sketches. Using the photo as a starting point she creates the composition on panel and eliminates areas from the image in order to intensify the emotion.


  • Just feet and hands II

  • After Sunset Waves

  • Bather 5

  • Dark trees

  • Fulbourn Windmill

  • Rock Jumpers

  • Through The Trees Green,

  • Transfiguration 1

  • Undergrowth Cherry Hinton Hall

  • Bather II

  • Just feet and hands I

  • Pictures of You

  • Sat on the beach

  • Window