Emily Powell

About Emily

Devonshire painter Emily has already collaborated with a range of prestigious institutions such as the British Museum, National Galleries of Scotland and the Museum of Modern Art, New York on a variety of commercial projects while continuing to exhibit her personal work in galleries across the UK.

A dynamic and expressive painter, Emily’s work is brimming with energy. She hopes to convey in her work the joy of everyday experience; the simple pleasures that can be derived from immersing oneself in an unfamiliar landscape, the burst of colour from a fresh bunch of flowers or even just the arrival of a cup of tea.

The natural world is fundamental to Emily’s practice and she regularly heads out on trips to paint and sketch on location in Devon and in Scotland. Marking down on canvas a passing breeze, the warmth of sunlight or the fleeting movement of clouds overhead, Emily invites the viewer to become part of her world.

Emily's was recently shortlisted for the Royal Academy Summer Show and you can follow her journey in this BBC documentary: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000npbf/royal-academy-summer-exhibition-2020-2020