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"Emma Davis is a writer and visual artist, always torn between semiotic means. She is greatly influenced by Howard Hodgkin, as well as by Japanese block prints and Chinese pottery. Davis works across a variety of media, including oils, watercolour, etchings and pencil on paper, but all of her work really relates to drawing, an activity she finds somehow intimate. Her watercolours are mainly about the effect and meaning of line – an abstract quality but one that refers back to pictographic languages and calligraphy. An avid traveller, Davis explores the sensations inspired by new places. Her palettes are intense, reflecting heat: a jangle of colours reacting to one another." - Anna McNay

Emma studied at the Slade School of Fine Art (MA Fine Art); Chelsea College of Art and the University of York (MA Contemporary Post-Colonial Literature). She was recently invited Artist in Residence in Antibes, France; shortlisted for the ArtSlant International Prize; the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and National Open Art Competition.

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