artsit emma gibbonsEmma combines paint, ink, glazes, glitter and mixed media to produce curious & joyful pieces of art from her studio on the North Devon Coast.

Born into a family of Cornish pirates and smugglers she developed a passion for treasures & adventures early on in life.

Emma spent 5 years studying art & illustration in London, producing mixed media artwork, children’s books, theatre sets, costumes and miniature sculptures. There she exhibited at the ICA, produced illustrations for the Sherlock Holmes museum and had artwork published in Time Out Magazine. True to her pirate roots, Emma has travelled extensively through Europe, Asia and South America, which bought colour to her work as well as themes of discovery & exploration.

She admits to being in love with colour, and views each of her artworks as a little adventure – something for you to explore. Emma currently lives and works in North Devon, her home studio overlooks the Atlantic ocean.

As she says, the light is beautiful, and I’m surrounded by the glittering rolling landscapes of the Exmoor National Park. My work is influenced constantly by the luscious land that surrounds us, with all the colours from the sunsets, the endless turquoise ocean and the undulating green grasses of the hillsides appearing in my creations.

Emma has exhibited extensively in Devon & Cornwall, and had several shows in London and further afield. Her work has been bought by clients and collectors all over the world, including Dawn French, who considers herself a fan. Recently, her work was featured in Devon Life Magazine and in The Guardian Gift Guide.

I do believe that art should be joyful. Life is full of challenges and I hope my art can bring people a little bit of daily joy. A little bit of happiness, sat on your wall. I hope that it brings a smile.