“Like all ocean lovers, I feel refreshed, renewed and awakened by the presence of the sea.” Emma Williams
“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” Jacques Cousteau
Emma’s paintings always begin with the sea: it is the foundation and focal point of all her work, and in this new collection she sets out to capture the joy experienced by those of us who respond to the particular beauty of the ocean at St Ives Bay. In a palette of bright colours, she explores the ever-changing details of the bustling bay, its shapes and patterns, and its endless ocean shades of blue, green and grey.
By way of the lively colour, flattened perspective and spacious compositions that reflect her decorative background in printed textile design, these vibrant paintings celebrate Emma’s passion for the sea, for St Ives, for the beauty of spring flowers and her love of local ceramics.