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Emma Dunbar

Ben’s Collection – Red & White Anemones
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Ben’s Collection – Red & White Anemones

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Birthday Bunch
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Ben’s Collection-Birthday Bunch

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Hedge Roses & a Pear
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Ben’s Collection-Hedge Roses & a Pear

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Hot Dahlias
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Ben’s Collection-Hot Dahlias

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Hyacinth & Hellebore Bunch
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Ben’s Collection-Hyacinth & Hellebore Bunch

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Jubilee Nasturtiums
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Ben’s Collection-Jubilee Nasturtiums

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Red & Pink Anemones
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Ben’s Collection-Red & Pink Anemones

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Snowdrops
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Ben’s Collection-Snowdrops

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Yellow Bunch with Dandelion
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Ben’s Collection-Yellow Bunch with Dandelion

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Ben’s Collection-Yellow Cliff Top Bunch
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Ben’s Collection-Yellow Cliff Top Bunch

acrylic on birch panel
25 x 25cm
Black, Blue and Necessary Orange
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Black, Blue and Necessary Orange

acrylic on birch panel
76 x 76cm
Bluebells and Pigs

Bluebells and Pigs

acrylic on birch panels
46 x 46cm
£1300
Bold Anenomes
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Bold Anenomes

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm
Cliff Top Cows
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Cliff Top Cows

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
Dahlias in a Cornish Jug
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Dahlias in a Cornish Jug

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm
Fabulous Tulips and New Hyacinth
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Fabulous Tulips and New Hyacinth

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 76cm
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
Narcissi and Goats Enjoying the Scrub

Narcissi and Goats Enjoying the Scrub

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
£1300
Nosey Goats at Sunset
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Nosey Goats at Sunset

acrylic on birch panel
61 x 61cm
Old Dogs Still Love Snow
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Old Dogs Still Love Snow

acrylic on board
30 x 30cm
Padstow Pink House
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Padstow Pink House

acrylic
61 x 66cm
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
Simon and Grannie’s Hyacinths
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Simon and Grannie’s Hyacinths

acrylic on board
61 x 61cm
Singing Blackbird

Singing Blackbird

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 76cm
£1995
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

The Purplest Hyacinths Ever

acrylic on birch panel
46 x 46cm
£1300
Tracey’s Chickens

Tracey’s Chickens

acrylic on birch panel
90 x 122cm
£6995
Whitby Kipper
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Whitby Kipper

acrylic on board
92 x 122cm
Wild Flowers from Cowrie Bay
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Wild Flowers from Cowrie Bay

acrylic on birch panel
40 x 40cm

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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