Graduating with an honours degree from Loughborough College of Art in 1976, Em’s career began
with teaching and lecturing in art and design, involving both the British Crafts Council and The Royal
Society of Arts. Leaving the academic world in 1983,she soon became head of one of the country’s
largest woven textile studios.
In 1998, she left the UK for South Africa establishing her first studio where she became noted for
her pastel paintings of African women and her work was hung at The Everard Reed Gallery in Cape
Town as well as the Residence of the British High Commission.
In London her work has been shown at the Boundary, Thompson and Catto galleries, the Affordable
Art Fair as well as being held in both private and worldwide corporate collections.
Articles about Em and her work have been published in The Independent magazine, Cotswolds Life
and Cotswolds Home magazines.
In 2013 she returned to the UK and now lives and works in the Cotswolds.
The study of colour, line and texture continues to be central to all her work ,whether through the
medium of either pastel or of oil.
Her heritage of weaving, is her greatest influence.
It is her tapestry, on paper or on canvas.