Emma’s intricate paintings on handmade Japanese papers combine decorative pattern with botanical and figurative studies, inspired by the natural sciences and oriental design. Despite the existence of mathematical patterns and rules in the natural world, organisms rarely grow in an ordered or perfect way. There’s beauty in imperfection. Like all aspects of life, many elements are equally important, telling stories of cultural and biological connections with layers of imperfection, pattern and beauty.
Emma reproduces her work to make signed limited edition prints on archival cotton rag paper in various sizes, framed and unframed. Her greeting cards, exquisite scarves and tote bags are made in Australia using sustainable and natural materials. She also sells vintage Japanese ceramics and textiles, hand dyed indigo notebooks, origami paper, papermaking kits and a beautiful collection of inspiring art books.
Emma believes art should be accessible to everyone, and has made a space that is warm and inviting, an inspiring feast for the eyes. You can find her in the gallery working on new paintings, chat to her about her materials and process, and be inspired by the beautiful views of the forest through the large light filled windows.