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Emma Petts
 
Emma Petts My dream one day is to own my own cafe ( I love to cook as well as paint) and spend my time cooking and painting...... one day!
   
 

Artist Emma Petts grew up in Kent but moved to Braintree 5 years ago to live with her boyfriend, now her husband. She has a 10 year old daughter, 2 step kids and a cat with no ears!

Emma studied Art GSCE at school and then started Art A level but left 6th form after a year of study – work was calling her and she found a job working for a fashion company as an Admin Assistant. Emma now works for Reiss as their shipping manager and has been with them for 12 years.

Emma began painting again about 4 years ago, after seeing a picture of some Graham & Green wallpaper in Marie Clare magazine and thinking a larger version would look nice on her lounge wall. She ordered a swatch, bought a canvas, some brushes and acrylic and set to work! Her style since then has changed a lot. A trip to Brighton a few years ago and a view of Yvonne Coomber’s beautiful work lead her in a different direction and
resulted in her collection of circle paintings.

Emma spend’s her evenings painting in her lounge with sheets on the floor to protect the carpet (there is a dark green stain on there from a spillage a couple of years ago, hence the sheets now!) but would love one day to turn one of her bedrooms into a studio so that she doen’t have to keep putting her paints and brushes away each time.

I like bright colourful pictures and although the circle paintings are abstract to me they are fields of flowers and I love them! Recently I’ve started to build up a lot of texture as I think it really adds to the painting, along with the glitter! I’m not fussy with what I use, acrylics, tester pots from B & Q, kids poster paint, kids glitter paint, shiny sequins, nothing is really off limits!

 

 
 
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