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Emma Dunbar

Blue on Almost Black
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Blue on Almost Black

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Bluebells and Pigs

Bluebells and Pigs

acrylic on birch panels
46 x 46cm
£1300
Camilla’s Freesias
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Camilla’s Freesias

acrylic on board
40 x 40cm
Cliff Top Cows
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Cliff Top Cows

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Clivia, Lloyd Loom and Ginger Friend.
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Clivia, Lloyd Loom and Ginger Friend.

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Dahlias in a Cornish Jug
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Dahlias in a Cornish Jug

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm
Daisies and Black Sheep
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Daisies and Black Sheep

acrylic on birch panel
30 x 30cm
Fabulous Pink and Orange in Enamel Jug
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Fabulous Pink and Orange in Enamel Jug

acrylic on birch panel
30 x 30cm
Fabulous Tulips and New Hyacinth
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Fabulous Tulips and New Hyacinth

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 76cm
Flowers from the Harrow, Spoons from the Kitchen

Flowers from the Harrow, Spoons from the Kitchen

acrylic on birch panel
50 x 70cm
£1995
Hedge Roses Battling the Cornish Storms
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Hedge Roses Battling the Cornish Storms

acrylic on board
46 x 46cm
Jo Bought me Sweet Williams
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Jo Bought me Sweet Williams

acrylic on board
40 x 40cm
Last Garden Blooms with Viola and Squash
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Last Garden Blooms with Viola and Squash

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
May Bunch in the Cornish Jug
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May Bunch in the Cornish Jug

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Narcissi and Goats Enjoying the Scrub
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Narcissi and Goats Enjoying the Scrub

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Nosey Goats at Sunset
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Nosey Goats at Sunset

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Padstow Pink House
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Padstow Pink House

acrylic
61 x 66cm
Pendashel and Spotty Sheep
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Pendashel and Spotty Sheep

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Pendashel Bunch in Nicola Gillis Mug
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Pendashel Bunch in Nicola Gillis Mug

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm
Pink House
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Pink House

acrylic
46 x 46cm
Purple Bunch and Figs
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Purple Bunch and Figs

acrylic
30 x 30cm
Red and Pink Table of Treasures
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Red and Pink Table of Treasures

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Sheep Enjoying Turnips above a Poppy Field I
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Sheep Enjoying Turnips above a Poppy Field I

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Sheep Enjoying Turnips above a Poppy Field II

Sheep Enjoying Turnips above a Poppy Field II

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
£1995
Simon and Grannie’s Hyacinths
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Simon and Grannie’s Hyacinths

acrylic on board
61 x 61cm
St Michael’s Mount in March
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St Michael’s Mount in March

acrylic on board
61 x 61cm
Studio Table in February
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Studio Table in February

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 76cm
The Purplest Hyacinths Ever
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The Purplest Hyacinths Ever

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Tracey’s Chickens

Tracey’s Chickens

acrylic on birch panel
90 x 122cm
£6995
Two Simple Bunches
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Two Simple Bunches

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Whitby Kipper
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Whitby Kipper

acrylic on board
92 x 122cm
White Lillies, Grape Hyathinths and Clementines

White Lillies, Grape Hyathinths and Clementines

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
£1995
Wild Flowers from Cowrie Bay
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Wild Flowers from Cowrie Bay

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm
Winter Anemones from Catherine
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Winter Anemones from Catherine

acrylic on birch panel
43 x 43cm

Emma DunbarEmma Dunbar: What excites me about making pictures is trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing. I am attracted to vivid colours and the decorative qualities in everyday objects. I enjoy rearranging my ingredients, for instance moving all the red boats on the beach next to the pink tractor for a stronger effect. Birds, shells, flowers and fish might be placed against true landmarks as focal points. My pictures are therefore more atmospheric than literal. My aim is to end up with my gathered ingredients – glimpses of journeys, patterns from familiar settings and objects collected along the way – converging to create an image that communicates the richness of the original source of inspiration. I work mainly on board in acrylic, occasionally incorporating collage with gold and silver leaf. My training as a printmaker is evident both in the use of blocks of flat colour and in the way I scratch through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath. My influences come from traveling in India , Cornish holidays and the chaos of cats and children wandering onto wet paint. I have also drawn inspiration from the work of favourite artists, including Mary Fedden, Milton Avery and Daphne McClure.

Born in England in 1961, Emma graduated in 1984 with a BA (hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design. Since then she has worked full time as an artist and exhibited throughout the UK. Her paintings have been internationally reproduced as greetings cards, posters, limited edition etchings and even fabric designs. Emma strives trying to capture the essence of a place, a feeling, a thing. She is attracted to vivid colours and the decorative qualities in everyday objects.. Birds, shells, flowers and fish might be placed against true landmarks as focal points. Her pictures are therefore more atmospheric than literal. The aim is to end up with the gathered ingredients – glimpses of journeys, patterns from familiar settings and objects collected along the way – converging to create an image that communicates the richness of the original source of inspiration. Working mainly on board in acrylic, occasionally incorporating collage with gold and silver leaf, Emma’s training as a printmaker is evident both in the use of blocks of flat colour and in the way it is scratch through surfaces to reveal pre-laid colours underneath. Emma’s influences come from travelling in India, Cornish holidays and the chaos of cats and children wandering onto wet paint. She also draws inspiration from the work of favourite artists, including Mary Fedden, Milton Avery and Daphne McClure.

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