The work of Emma Gale grabbed my attention today on Pinterest. It is the colour and texture within the work that excites me. Emma often creates a strong contrast, using black and white, from which colour pops out with intense vibrancy. These acrylic and/or mixed media pieces have so many interesting elements, patterns, and textures within them that it comes as no surprise to learn that Emma has a background in textile design.
Never Ever Land; acrylic on canvas, by Emma Gale
110 x 110 cm
Kingdom; acrylic on canvas, by Emma Gale
130 x 110 cm
Emma is an Australian artist who is based in Bangalow in Northern New South Wales. In her artist statement she begins:
My work demonstrates and celebrates a deep love of pattern and colour colliding with text and form. Inspiration comes from everywhere; objects that surround my daily life, thoughts that come into play, words that send a message or direct a theme, all draw my attention. I draw on a subject not simply to show its quirkiness or beauty but to tell of its existence. My work draws from the rural landscape igniting my imagination and creativity on a daily basis.