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Emma-Louise Grady

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Degree: BA Hons Fine Art
University: Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design
Graduation Year: 2019

New Blood Art Statement

‘Creativity takes courage,’ said captivating colourist, Henri Matisse. Demonstrating her own daring is Dundee’s very own queen of vibrancy, Emma-Louise Grady. 

Each intricate dot or dash committed to her canvas, harmonises as a group of marks and appears to breathe and come alive before our very eyes. Her work has the same hypnotic quality as the dot-paintings seen in the artwork of Australia’s indigenous Aboriginal people. It is as though, this young artist has taken inspiration from an ancient technique and transformed it to create something utterly new and original… Something uniquely hers.

Grady's colour palette is a treat - influenced by nature and spirit, she uses dragonfly blues, shamrock greens, goldfish oranges, and berry reds to make her spiritual and vivid explorations of pattern. Her work is a unique delight, a pleasure to lose yourself in.

Artist Statement

My paintings explore the practice of intuitive mark-making. Inspired by eastern Asian aesthetics; my surroundings also influence my creative process. Through the exploration of patterns and aesthetics my work represents a sense of freedom and fluidity. Colour is an important part of my process and is used as the main guideline to inspire my mark-making. The patterns created are unique to each painting, which allows them to stand on their own. Each piece created has endured a variety of process stages, allowing it to have a significant amount of layering to each painting, creating a sense of depth. Working on larger scale boards allows my patterns to be thoroughly detailed, producing an intense and vibrant aesthetic. Limiting my colour selection to only five or six colours benefits the aesthetic appeal as it generates focus on the marks made. My work represents an intuitive lead, mark-making process which I hope to entice and excite the viewer with.

Group Exhibitions

2019, DJCAD Degree show, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee

Competitions, Prizes & Awards

2019, John Kinross Scholarship

Original works:

Meadows

By Emma-Louise Grady

£990

Honeydew

By Emma-Louise Grady

£800

Moonlight

By Emma-Louise Grady

£130

Mellow

By Emma-Louise Grady

£580

Primavera has Sprung

By Emma-Louise Grady

£900

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The Deep

By Emma-Louise Grady

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Apricot

By Emma-Louise Grady

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Sailing on the Moon

By Emma-Louise Grady

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Blood Orange

By Emma-Louise Grady

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