Artchat recently spoke with Emma Sheldrake to find out a little more about her, and her painting, before the December exhibition of new works at Red Hill Gallery.Emma Sheldrake has a wealth of artistic inspiration and a diversity of style circulating the depths of her imagination. She is an abstract colourist blending her passion for faces with the mischievousness of Pop Art.
AC: Describe your art in a sentence. ES: Bold, striking, spontaneous and captivating, my works reflects the fact that painting liberates my passion and energy.
AC: Who or what inspired you to become an artist? ES: I was born into a family of artists & I couldn’t escape it.
AC: What is your favourite medium to paint in and why? ES: Acrylic because it is water soluble and is fantastic for my personality, I’m one that doesn’t like to watch paint dry for too long. Its vibrancy is another thing I love.
AC: What music do you listen to while painting? ES: Electronic, French music (even though I can’t sing to the words) but for its sultry nature & instrumental music also…
AC: Tell our readers something about yourself that may surprise them? ES: I have one green eye & one brown eye.
AC: What is your favourite quote or saying? ES: ‘Art is what you can get away with’ Andy Warhol
AC: What do you hang on your walls? ES: Other artists work mainly…Esther Erlich, Micheal Keller, Wolfgang Lammie, Kim Kennedy, Ross Tamlin, Julie Reeves and the list goes on, there are a few EM’s that got in the mix too.
AC: What advice would you give a client purchasing a piece of your art? ES: Simply enjoy it & know that the energy left within it is all joy. It is a pleasure to create knowing the right people will connect with the work & it will find its rightful place.