Emma Hill


Emma’s work is about light and movement.  How light works to her eye is transitory – it moves from moment to moment.  Light, however soft or intense, brings life to the subject, lets it breathe. With portraits it is often about catching a fleeting thought or mood, the sitter in that moment painted over a series of sittings.

Emma followed an early art school training both in the UK (Fine Art and French at Exeter University) and in France (L’Ecole Supérieure d’Art, Aix-en-Provence) but was seduced and energised by the written word, magazines and the beauty industry. Emma became an award-winning beauty and fragrance journalist. Yet even when in the field making notes about the lavender and iris harvest in Provence Emma was building up sketchbooks of drawings.

Today, Emma dovetails her work with her artistic practice exhibiting in group shows as well as independently and is an elected member of Chelsea Art Society. Emma is available for portrait commissions.