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Emma Gluyas B.A.(Hons) (CTTLS)
Artistic Practice

Emma is an artist who works from her home studio primarily in oils, and also enjoys painting in watercolour and acrylics.

Her work includes subjects in nature, land/seascapes and she has an interest in portraiture and figures.

 

Emma has always been an artist and from an early age was encouraged to paint by her dad who was also a painter. He was accepted into art school but unfortunately could not pursue this as a career and had to work to help support his family. This resonated with Emma and she was determined to make art her career as a tribute to her father. He carried on painting at home and Emma would 'borrow' his paints and try to paint what he was painting. Her father was extremely supportive in Emma's career and encouraged her in making art her job. Her mother was also supportive and loved the arts, especially ballet, opera and theatre.

Emma grew up in a creative family household with art and the arts being paramount in her childhood.

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Emma regards her art is her vocation in life and paints every day.  

Emma works from still life, photographs and loves painting 'en Plein air. In the summer months she likes to work outside and often sketches on holiday.

"I am inspired by nature, always trying to capture light, colour and a feeling, something beautiful.
I like beautiful things, the sea, a flower in full bloom, sun setting on the horizon and a dramatic sky.

I enjoy running and walking and being outdoors, especially in the summer.  Where I love to take my pochade easel and oil paints out to paint my local surroundings of Warwickshire, and even the beach on holiday!"

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons) in Art & Craft Studies from Coventry University

Teachers Certificate (CTTLS) from Warwick University.

Online Shop

Emma has a Folksy Online shop where you will find a selection of her work from original paintings to handmade jewellery.

She also exhibits and sells her work in local galleries and outlets in Warwickshire.

Teaching

As well as being a working artist Emma is a lecturer for Adult Education in Coventry teaching in all disciplines of art, she also provides workshops at various venues in Warwickshire.

"I find teaching so rewarding. Watching my students grow in their own artistic practice gives them confidence in other parts of their lives as well as with their painting, it is so amazing and inspiring to see."

Online Teaching

Emma also has a YouTube channel were you can subscribe to 'Emma Gluyas Artist' to receive free tutorials.

Home Studio in Coventry, West Midlands

Appointments to visit Emma's home studio can be made by request. Email artyem@hotmail.co.uk or make contact on the web site.

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CV

Professional Fine Artist - Working from her home studio based in the West Midlands, UK

Art Lecturer - Coventry Adult Education Service

Warwick University - CTTLS Qualification to Teach Adults

Coventry University - B.A. Hons Art and Craft Studies.

Stockists of Emma's work include: 

UK Artists Online

Solas Home - Southam, Warwickshire

Warwickshire Artisans - Henley in Arden, Warwickshire

Lott Bazaar - Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
 

Purchases of work from Galleries include:

The Mead Gallery, Warwick University where she exhibited alongside Turner Prize winner George Shaw

Kingfisher Art Gallery Birmingham

Various Private Collections around the world

Gallery Exhibitions Include: 

The Mead Art Gallery, Warwick University

Herbert Art Gallery, Coventry

Leicester Art Gallery

Nuneaton Art Gallery and Museum

Rugby Art Gallery​

Emma is a member of the following Art Societies: 

Friend of the ROI (Royal Institute of Oil Painters)

Coventry and Warwickshire Art Society

UK Artists Online

LSA Leamington Studio Artists

SAA (Supporting All Artists)

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