Emma Wells BA (HONS) Artist Statement
I am continually inspired by my surroundings, whether it’s simply at home tending to my garden or out and about exploring this beautiful county with my family. What captures my eye first is usually colour and the atmosphere it evokes. I like to capture this special and sometimes fleeting moment in my mind’s eye and then go on to create the essence of this moment within my artwork

Emma Wells Art

Local artist. Art and framing commissions welcome. Demonstrations and workshops available.
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art2 days ago
Blackberries are abundant at this time of year. This 'Hedgerow' encaustic wax painting depicts my findings whilst out walking my dog down our lane.
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art2 weeks ago
The Swaffham Rotary Club Visual Arts Festival Exhibition will take place this year from the 26th - 28th October in the Assembly Room, Swaffham Market Place.
This exhibition is the climax to a month long festival. I plan to display some of my encaustic artworks here. please come along to see a variety of local West Norfolk art and crafts on display. For more information on this festival visithttp://www.swaffhamvisualartsfestival.co.uk/
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art added 2 new photos.2 weeks ago
This is' Blue Shawl', the partner image to 'Red Fan' which I created a while ago.

I love the way the encaustic wax depicts the movement of the dress and her flowing shawl. This was a challenging subject matter for me to capture in wax!
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art shared Breckland Artists's post.3 weeks ago
Last chance to see our exhibition today. The weather is lovely so take a drive over to the coast! Hope to see you soon.
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art added 4 new photos.4 weeks ago
Just finished framing these two encaustic wax pictures 'Standing Tall' and 'Seals at Sunset' ready for the start of my exhibition with the Breckland Artists this Friday at Thornham Village hall!
I have enjoyed the variety of creating artwork with a Norfolk coastal theme for this exhibition, as the colour palette is so different to that of the Breckland countryside.
Emma Wells Art
Emma Wells Art added 3 new photos.1 month ago
This is one of my old canvas mixed media artworks called 'Molten' that I created many years ago and it hangs at home above my sofa. I love how the light falls and plays in contrast between the matt and the glossy paint surfaces. I used highlights of cooper paint in it too.
I wanted to give the artwork a facelift with the intention of emphasizing the imposing tonal qualities of the artwork. I chose this dark 'leather look' textured frame. I think that this frame choice supports the overall look of the artwork but does not distract the eye away from it. It's surprising how more 'finished' a canvas artwork looks with a frame around it! and I'm loving it's new look.
Thank you Marc at www.ivycottageframing.co.uk for framing it for me!

http://buildmate.com.sg/?product=cable-tie About Encaustic Wax Art

I predominantly work with the medium of Encaustic Wax. This unusual medium is made from pigmented beeswax and is heated using specialist tools which I use to manipulate the wax. What I find most captivating about this unique medium is the depth of colour and expressive mark making that can be achieved with it. The wax is not a precise medium to work with and you often have to work and make decisions quickly. I feel it is these special qualities that suit my hand and ‘loose’ style of working, as I create that ‘captured moment’ in wax.

Encaustic wax tools and wax blocks
Encaustic wax tools and wax blocks
Emma Painting rutting stags canvas
Emma Painting rutting stags canvas