Project Description

From a very early age, I have always wanted to creatively interpret what I saw and felt around me. Surrounding myself with paper, pens, paints and anything else that could help me convey my thoughts and feelings.

After completing a Diploma in Graphic Design, I was lucky enough to join the team of artists at the West Australian Newspaper as a full-time senior illustrator. I thrived in this fast-paced environment, working with other inspiring artists, and quickly learnt to work within strict time constraints.

After eight years at the newspaper I let to start a family and it wasn’t long before my I rediscovered my passion for painting, with the beautiful West Australian coastline being my inspiration.

Capturing the ever-changing light and how it affects the sky and ocean is a constant challenge for me. My hope is that my paintings leave the viewer feeling a sense of peace and tranquillity, as well as evoking memories of their own experiences of living along the coast.


1995 – 1997 Diploma in Art & Design, WA School of Art & Design

Recent Exhibitions

2019 – Solo exhibition at Gallows Gallery
2015 – Solo exhibition, Little Shop of Plenty
2006 – Group Exhibition, Central TAFE Gallery
2003 – Group Exhibition, Little Creatures Brewery
2001 – Group Exhibition, Little Creatures Brewery


2004 – Media Entertainment and Arts Illustration Award
2004 – Third Prize, Town of Vincent Award
1999 – Selwyn Prior Artist of the Year

Shop Emma’s Art

A selection of Emma’s work