And last but certainly not least in our #marchmeetthemaker
series is the very talented @emma
.hill_art - Read more about her work and inspirations below...
1. How did you get started as an artist?
I have always painted from as far back as I can remember. I didn't go to art college but was lucky to travel the world as BA cabin crew and sought art and culture wherever I went. This gave me the foundation to build my style. A chance meeting at the Affordable Art Fair by someone who thought they recognised me as an artist - I decided I'd go with it and said - yes I am, although I had only created I paintings that I would consider good enough to show anyone. He told me to meet his sister. I painted another picture and then contacted his sister. A few months later I was taken on as New British Artists, 'Wild Card' at the London Art Fair & sold out! .
2. What themes does your work focus on?
My artwork is abstract, from the start my painting focuses on the sky and sea. As I apply more paint and more layers it feels like I'm having a conversation. I paint intuitively so Iater on fragments of something familiar emerge accidentally. .
3. What artist has influenced you the most and why?
There are so many artists that influence me, during times that I have felt insecure about my own art and haven't painted I have had great comfort and pleasure from other people's art. In 2000, I went to Sydney during the Olympics when I was cabin crew for British Airways. I was blown away by the aboriginal art which was being promoted alongside the Olympics. Aboriginal art has been very important to me, firstly I was drawn in by the paintings, they felt enticing, hypnotic and reassuring all at the same time. Afterwards I connected to their meaning. The artwork represents their journey and their spiritual dreamings through time, telling stories through generations, where they often use dots, that symbolise stars, sparks, burnt ground etc. At the core of an Aboriginal painting is the organisation of the earth and the ancestral connection with it. (Continues in the comments...) #contemporaryart #abstractart #painting #abstractpainting #emmahill #whoosh #emmahillpainting #artist