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Emily Rose McDonald

Emily is an emerging artist who has been classically trained in the figurative atelier tradition. Emily grew up with her artist grandmother and showed a strong artistic talent from a young age by winning many local art competitions and gaining an Art Scholarship to Malvern St Jamess School. She went on to study History of Art at Nottingham University which furnished her with a valuable academic background to her foundation painting and drawing course at the London Fine Art Studios.

Emily will only paint from life in order to achieve the most realistic results. As the light constantly changes in her Gloucestershire based studio, its relationship on the subject can create some fascinating colours which simply cant be captured by a photograph. She focuses very much on chiaroscuro and really likes to push the depth of light which gives a more vibrant, fresh and contemporary feel.

In addition to her still life pieces, Emily is now applying her style to portraiture. Having recently attended The Florence Academy of Art she has acquired many valuable skills and techniques enabling her to produce sensitive and lifelike portraits which most importantly capture a true likeness of the sitter.

Her other love is cooking and she sees the unique beauty in the local produce she is lucky to come across in her home of Gloucestershire; a simple item dug from the ground or picked from a tree can yield otherwise hidden colours and textures which take on a new life away from their natural environment. Her next piece is always dictated by what is in season.

Emily is currently hanging her work in local galleries around Gloucestershire, as well as exhibiting in most major London Art shows. She recently had three paintings accepted for the Chelsea Art Society annual exhibition where her work was sold and highly commended by members of the committee.

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