A solo exhibition of paintings by Burgh Island artist Emma Carter, titled Island Artist, is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge this summer.
A childhood of holidays spent on picturesque Burgh Island led Emma Carter to settle in South Devon as an adult.
Fresh from a fine art degree in London and inspired by travels around the world, she set up her studio in Paignton and allowed the surrounding land and seascapes to seep into her paintings.
Taking a delight in the subtle changes of the ocean, she explores the qualities of light, reflection and atmosphere in her calm, restful paintings.
In contrast, Emma also shows a new collection of large abstract paintings, which she describes as ‘explosions of colour’.
Emma holds a solo exhibition annually at Harbour House, and works at an easel in the gallery throughout the fortnight, happy to discuss her work at any time.
She picks out Turner, Joan Eardley, Jackson Pollock and Kurt Jackson as particular influences in the development of her style and imagery.
Since 1996 Emma has exhibited in group and solo shows throughout the UK, and her works are held in private and corporate collections worldwide.
She is also well known in the South West for organising and curating exhibitions and events.
Emma Carter: Island Artist is at Harbour House in Kingsbridge from May 29 to June 10, 2012. Admission is free – see the Harbour House website for details.