Important Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the masterclass on the 19th August has been postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted with a new date asap.

 

 

Are you ready to take your artistic skills to the next level, guided by the experts? Join us for a new series of artist masterclasses that will ignite your creativity and spark new artistic possibilities.

In these masterclasses, you'll have the unique opportunity to learn from artists who have made their mark in the art world with their unique styles. They'll share invaluable insights about their creative process, their artistic philosophy, and their journey as artists. You'll gain a rare glimpse into their world, discovering their sources of inspiration, their techniques, and their approach to creating art.

After this, you'll roll up your sleeves and dive into hands-on learning. You'll have the chance to practice the techniques demonstrated by the artists, and experiment with different mediums, styles, and approaches. Whether you're a beginner looking to develop your foundational skills or an experienced artist seeking to expand your horizons, these masterclasses offer something for everyone.

 

Awe, 2023, oil on canvas, painted by Emma Richardson
Awe, 2023, oil on canvas, painting by Emma Richardson

 

About Emma Richardson



Driven by an interest in psychology, sexuality and transcendence, Richardson’s large scale oil paintings explore themes of human drive and connection, the complexities of female desire and the search for ecstatic experience.



Her work draws inspiration from historical and contemporary painting, research into ideas of the dangerous woman, female authority and desire, as well as the human need throughout history to find escape through the transcendental in religion, sport, spirituality, sex, drugs, music, and nature.



Her more recent work focuses on how apocalyptic imagery has been called on and created throughout times, to articulate collective anxieties and to act as a warning or a yearning for salvation.



She plays with how painting can represent both the physical and the metaphysical and it’s ability to conjure the struggle between the spirit of the times - our daily life, societal pressures and current world catastrophes, and the spirit of the depths - our inner world, hidden desires and the collective unconscious.

A portrait of Emma Richardson sitting next to her canvas



BIOGRAPHY

(b.1982 Southampton) Emma Richardson is a painter who graduated from Wimbledon School of Art, London with a BA Honors in Fine Art in 2004. She has exhibited in London with solo shows at The Londonewcastle Project Space in Bermondsey 2012, Lazarides at their Outsiders gallery 2014, and was included in James Lavelle’s (UNKLE) Daydreaming Project group show in Hong Kong at ArtisTree in 2014.



In 2021 she was awarded the Develop Your Creative Practice grant from Arts Council England and had her first international solo exhibition at Yoko Art Gallery in Barcelona, Spain.

In 2022 she completed three years on the Turps Correspondence Course and returned to Barcelona for her first international painting residency culminating in her second solo show with Yoko Art Gallery.



Her work is held in a number of private collections worldwide.

She lives and works in London, UK.

Alongside painting Richardson is also a musician, and previously wrote and performed with Band of Skulls for over ten years. Her paintings appear on a selection of their album and single releases.

Event: Saturday 19 August 2023. 1:00pm-4:00pm

Tickets: £35/£28 concession

  • Emma Richardson painting in her studio

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