Landscape of Memories
In this series, Emz is painting her way through landscapes that remind her of her childhood. She became suddenly disabled with arthritis aged 18, so much of her work is of countryside views which remind her of long walks and runs, harking back to a time when she could do them.
Using mindful techniques before painting, Emz lights scented candles and starts each paint session with a short meditation to really hone these thoughts and feelings. She paints in acrylic on both birch wood, canvas and aluminium from her studio in the loft of her house. Working in series of up to six paintings at a time, she moves along her painting wall, moving from one painting to the next building up to twenty layers of paint on each piece. Everything in the studio is adapted to help with her arthritis - including wheelie chairs, low-hanging painting walls, painting trolley which holds all her paint, brushes and her trusty water sprayer!