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Emma Hartley

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Degree: BA Hons Fine Art Theory and Practice
University: Winchester School of Art
Graduation Year: 2009

New Blood Art Statement

Emma Hartley draws influence from the world around her to produce stunning works of ethereal, emotionally charged, beauty. The ambiguous forms and misty, melting planes are somewhat similar to the void-centred iconography of the Japanese Shūbun school of painting. Indeed, the pictorial language of Hartley’s work appears to embrace fluid space, expanding and contracting throughout the picture plane. Emotive clouds of colour and inky evanescent planes ebb through the image evoking instinctual responses. Both her figurative and landscape-based works resist clarity, remaining mysterious and profound, and open only to emotional interpretation. 

Artist Statement

In my practice, I aim to create ethereal contemporary images. I want to portray the atmosphere, the light and place that the ordinary eye senses, but rarely differentiates from more representative perspectives. My paintings feature landscapes, people and abstract concepts that draw the viewer into the world of feelings, emotions and instincts. This world is accessible and appealing and still gently challenging. I want to reveal the drama and beauty of reality, through the surreal lens of emotional perception.

Solo Exhibitions

2019, JEOPARDY’S, Oxo Gallery, London SE1 9PH
2018, EXEMPTION, Menier Gallery, London SE1
2018, ESCAPE, Pure Gallery, Provence, Var, France
2018, Jeopardy, Brompton Rd Gallery, London SW5 0DE
2017, Escape, OXO tower Gallery, South Bank, London SE1

Group Exhibitions

2018, No Time Like The Present, Squash Court, Portchester, Hampshire

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2017, NOA prize Selected
2017, Selected for ING Discerning Eye prize at Mall Galleries
2016, Nominated for Columbia Threadneedle prize at Mall Galleries

Original works:

The Inner World

By Emma Hartley

£1500

In Anticipation

By Emma Hartley

£2400

Karavan

By Emma Hartley

£1200

A Place Between Horizons

By Emma Hartley

£1200

Tuscan Journey

By Emma Hartley

£1200

Some Light

By Emma Hartley

£1200

Escapes

By Emma Hartley

£375

Into the Blue 2

By Emma Hartley

£2800

Taking You Into the Blue

By Emma Hartley

£2800

Afterglow

By Emma Hartley

£600

Floating

By Emma Hartley

£350

He Looks Out

By Emma Hartley

£350

She Looks Out

By Emma Hartley

£350

Blown Over

By Emma Hartley

£350

Pink Stands Alone

By Emma Hartley

£350

Pale Stands Alone

By Emma Hartley

£350

Exemption

By Emma Hartley

£2800

Blue Stands Alone

By Emma Hartley

£350

Green Stands Alone

By Emma Hartley

£350

Far, Far Away

By Emma Hartley

£500

Dawn Messenger

By Emma Hartley

£2000

Far, Far Away II

By Emma Hartley

£500

Dervish Land

By Emma Hartley

£500

Place Between States

By Emma Hartley

£1200

Way Out II

By Emma Hartley

£1500

Allegory

By Emma Hartley

£1500

Syria 1

By Emma Hartley

£1500

Outside

By Emma Hartley

£1400

Pilgrimage

By Emma Hartley

£1800

Jeopardy

By Emma Hartley

£1800

Sold Artworks:

Looking out II

By Emma Hartley

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Looking Out I

By Emma Hartley

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Outlook

By Emma Hartley

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Place Inbetween States

By Emma Hartley

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Reflection on the Nature of Be...

By Emma Hartley

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Nearly There

By Emma Hartley

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Luminescence 1V

By Emma Hartley

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Luminescense III

By Emma Hartley

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The Cover

By Emma Hartley

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AIR IV

By Emma Hartley

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AIR V

By Emma Hartley

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AIR II

By Emma Hartley

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AIR I

By Emma Hartley

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Being There

By Emma Hartley

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Early Spring

By Emma Hartley

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Safe Place

By Emma Hartley

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East Head

By Emma Hartley

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Luck

By Emma Hartley

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South Downs

By Emma Hartley

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The Hunters

By Emma Hartley

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Windy Day

By Emma Hartley

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Half - Truth

By Emma Hartley

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Late Spring

By Emma Hartley

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Moving on 1

By Emma Hartley

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Moving On 9

By Emma Hartley

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Way out II

By Emma Hartley

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Blue Is Watching II

By Emma Hartley

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On the Run

By Emma Hartley

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Hush 2

By Emma Hartley

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Way Out I

By Emma Hartley

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Encounter I

By Emma Hartley

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Edge of Time 6

By Emma Hartley

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Half Truth XII

By Emma Hartley

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Place for Contemplation

By Emma Hartley

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