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"MISCHIEF AND GRACE"

Exhibition of works by EMMA CAMERON

3rd 25th February 2007

CHAPPEL GALLERIES, ESSEX       www.chappelgalleries.co.uk

 

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."

 

Emma Cameron was born and brought up on the Black Isle in the north of Scotland.

 

 "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 London art colleges, Camberwell School of Arts & Crafts and Central St Martin's College of Art & Design, at degree and postgraduate level.

 

Emma Cameron exhibits work at London galleries such as Piers Feetham Gallery in Fulham, Medici Gallery on Cork Street, the Royal Society of British Artists, the Royal College of Art, and the Royal Academy of Arts.

 

She 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 Gallery, East Bergholt; Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich; Firstsite at the Minories, Colchester; Gaston Gallery, East Bergholt; Paw Gallery, Wivenhoe; and Dove Barn, Suffolk. She has also participated in exhibitions which have toured around Scotland.

 

Find out more about Emma Cameron by visiting www.chappelgalleries.co.uk and   www.emmacameron.com