"MISCHIEF AND GRACE"
Exhibition of works by EMMA CAMERON
3rd – 25th February 2007
Figures move with fluid, bright energy; vibrant colours mingle with sure, deft lines. It's a strange, surreal, yet somehow familiar world: Emma Cameron's paintings, on show at Chappel Galleries, are beautifully contemporary.
It's no surprise that art-lovers, some as well-known as Griff Rhys-Jones and Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen, have been keen to buy Emma Cameron's work.
"It is rare to find a contemporary figurative artist who can deal confidently with symbolism" explains Llewelyn-Bowen.
"Too often symbolism is plodding, obvious and didactic but Emma's touch is light, romantic and humorous. This means her work can be interpreted in a very personal relevant way by anyone without feeling there's a 'right' or 'wrong' way to read the picture. We love Emma's work for its confidence, its upbeat palette and lyrical content!"
Griff Rhys-Jones agrees.
"I liked your paintings so much I bought one for myself and it has given me great pleasure" he told the artist.
"It is a lovely and calming painting."
Cameron was born and brought up on the Black Isle in the north of
"The quality of light there, combined with spectacular scenery, can have astonishing effects, which have fundamentally informed my sensibilities as an artist, even though I choose not to paint landscapes" she says.
She went on to study Fine Art in the
1980's at two
Cameron exhibits work at
has had solo exhibitions at Chappel Galleries and North House Gallery, both in
Essex, and a three-person show at the Phoenix Gallery, Suffolk entitled "Three
Generations of Artists" (with her late grandfather, Gerald Spencer Pryse and her
mother, Tessa Spencer Pryse). Other East Anglian venues include Woodgates