Emma Davis

EMMA DAVIS - born 1971


1987-1989 Btec in General Art & Design Northbrook College, Worthing, Sussex 1987-1989

1990-1993 2:1 Degree in fine art Wolverhampton University

1993-1994 Teaching 2 days a week at Stafford College of higher education on BTEC General Art & Design Course

1994-2015. Freelance card, wrapping paper designer at Really Good Card Company and Soul

1998. Oxford Art Weeks mixed exhibition Old Fire Station

1999. Solo Exhibition Oxford Art Weeks. Old Fire Station

1999. September U.K.T Exhibition CCA Galleries

1999. Affordable Art, London

1999. Christmas show, CCA Galleries, Fulham, London

1999. Summer show CCA Galleries, Fulham, London

2000. solo show at CC Galleries, Farnham

2000. Affordable Art London

2001 Solo show CCA Galleries Farnham, London

2001 Affordable Art Fair, Bath

2001. Spring Fair, Birmingham

2001. Autumn Affordable Art Fair

2002. Ideal Home Exhibition

2002 Mixed Show. D'art Gallery, Devon

2003. Had baby!

2005. Another baby…

2008. 15-day trip to Japan to sign prints at 6 exhibitions

2013. Exhibition at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

2014. Spring Exhibition at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

2014. Autumn Exhibition at Churchill Hospital, Oxford

2015.  Exhibition Art Weeks Oxford

2015. Mixed exhibition. Art on the Hill, Brill, Oxfordshire

2015. November: Exhibition at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford

2016. Exhibition Saint John the Evangelist, Oxford

2016. Mixed exhibition: Art on the Hill, Brill, Oxfordshire

2016. Exhibition Oxford University Press

2016. Christmas show, Wet Paint Gallery, Cirencester

2017. Affordable Art Fairs, New York, Stockholm, Battersea and Bristol.

2017. Exhibition Saint John the Evangelist, Oxford

2017. Mixed Show D'art Gallery, Devon

2017. Mixed Show, Rostra Gallery Bath

2018. Exhibition with Sarah Spackman, May

2018. OAS Exhibition, Oxford

2018. Affordable Art Fairs New York and Battersea

2018. ING Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London

2019. Shortlisted for RA summer show

2019. Hampstead Affordable Art

2019. Group show, SJE Cloisters Oxford

2019. Open Studio, Oxford

2019. Salon des Refuses, Voted in top 12 pieces by public

2019. Affordable Art Melbourne, Australia

2019 Affordable Art, Battersea

After having babies who are now independent teenagers, I'm painting again full time and loving being in my studio every day. I love paint, I love colour. The paintings I'm making are emerging from my subconscious. Sometimes I give myself a limited palette of colours to work with, other times I let loose and put random colours on the board and perhaps paint maybe 20 different layers before scratching, rubbing and sanding away to reveal elements of an earlier painting. I work with acetate and masking tape giving me sharp lines which contrast with the scritchy scratchy marks. I also use clear gesso and high gloss medium to accentuate different areas of the painting. My titles come from the music I'm listening to or things that are happening right now as I paint.