E.L.G

Emma-Louise Grady Art

My paintings explore the practice of intuitive mark-making. Inspired by vivid colours; my surroundings also influence my creative process. Through the exploration of patterns, my work represents a sense of freedom and fluidity. The patterns created are unique to each painting, allowing them to stand on their own. With every intricate detail committed to my painting, it creates worlds that exist only within each other. 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. In a world where commitment to a concept is favourable, my work stands alone. Vibrancy takes the lead.

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Profile

My artistic journey so far

Studying contemporary art since 2013, I have achieved a BA honors degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. 

Working as an independent artist since my graduation in 2019 has further refined my artistic skills. I am also an Artist in Residency for the company Enterprise Mentoring. This has provided me with my own studio in the city centre of Glasgow, Scotland.

During the months of September and October of 2019, I had the opportunity to live and work as an artist in Florence after winning the John Kinross Scholarship. This experience has helped me flourish as an artist, encouraging me to explore different mediums, compositions, and colours.


I was also given the opportunity to exhibit my work at the Royal Scottish Academy for their exhibition, 'New Contemporaries 2020'. This is where I was awarded the 'Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award, for best painter or draughtsman/woman'

2020.

With each day my practice continues to evolve and explore the world around me. As I continue to grow, so too will my paintings. I hope for you to also accompany me on my journey.

 

Gallery

Art works from 2019 to present day

Here is a selection of my works for you to look through. Throughout this catalog of paintings, you will be able to see my everchanging development. If you have any enquiries about a certain piece please do not hesitate to email me.

'Verde' SOLD

'Verde' SOLD

Mixed Media, 200cm x 150cm, MDF Board, 2019. Verde was my first painting done in this style. The inspiration behind this piece was me wishing for sunnier days during the heart of Scottish winter. The bright greens and light blues helped pull me out of my winter depression as I daydreamed of a tropical summer.

'The Deep' SOLD

'The Deep' SOLD

Mixed Media, MDF Board, 190cm x150cm. In contrast to 'Verde', The Deep uses very dark almost winter like colours. Throughout my life I have always had a fascination with the sea, specifically what lies beneath the ocean floor that we has humans do not know about. I also wanted to experiment with a limited colour palette. As you will notice there are only three main colours; blue, yellow and white.

'Apricot' SOLD

'Apricot' SOLD

Mixed Media, 100cm x 100cm, MDF Board, 2019. After looking at 'The Deep' for so long, Apricot was a colour palette refresher. I wanted back those light summer colours but this time the main colour being a tangerine like orange. I imagined myself in a 1950's style cafe somewhere in the Mediterranean, eating fresh fruit, specifically apricots.

'Verde 2.0' SOLD

'Verde 2.0' SOLD

Mixed Media, 40cm x 150cm, MDF Board, 2019. During my degree show a woman came up to me hoping to purchase 'Verde' but unfortunately it was already sold. This painting was then a commission to her with the exact same colour scheme as 'Verde', hence the name.

Untitled SOLD

Untitled SOLD

Mixed Media, 40cm x 150cm, MDF Board, 2019.

'Honeydew' SOLD

'Honeydew' SOLD

Mixed Media,50cm x 60cm, MDF Board, 2019

'Blood Orange' SOLD

'Blood Orange' SOLD

Mixed Media, 80cm x 60cm, MDF Board, 2019. Blood Orange explored experimentation from my pervious works. I allowed more of the mark-making from the layers of paint show more.

'Meadows' SOLD

'Meadows' SOLD

Mixed Media, 40cm x 150cm MDF Board, 2019. Meadows was created just before my trip to Florence. The summer in Glasgow that year was awful and I this comes through in the dark colours used.

'Summer Berries in Winter Rain' SOLD

'Summer Berries in Winter Rain' SOLD

Mixed Media on paper, Framed 53cm x 43cm, 2019. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. This was my first piece after coming back from my trip in Florence. I was heavily inspired by the Italian style colours you would see. I especially took inspiration from the Boboli Gardens.

'Riviera' SOLD

'Riviera' SOLD

Mixed Media on MDF Board, 100cm x 100cm. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. Riviera takes a look at my ongoing obsession with water and summer.

'Louisiana Stars'

'Louisiana Stars'

Mixed Media on paper, Framed, 85cm x 65cm, 2019. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. When I started this painting I also started watching the series 'Preacher' which is set in the Deep South of America. I've always wanted to visit Louisiana from a young age. I liked the idea of living next to a long lake enjoying the sun, then when nighttime comes around being able to sit on your porch staring up at the stars. In preacher there is a lot of doing this, minus the staring into the stars.

'Polka Dots and Moonbeams'

'Polka Dots and Moonbeams'

Mixed Media on paper, Framed 60cm x45cm, 2019. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. This painting was also inspired by the program 'Preacher'. In one of the scenes the sherif says to his son, Eugene; "not everything is all Polka Dots and Moonbeams'. Ultimately this phrase inspired this piece. I began to think about what a moonbeam would look like as a painting. I was also pulling inspiration from Nasa's Instagram pictures.

'Directions to Saturn'

'Directions to Saturn'

Mixed Media on paper, Framed, 45cm x 60cm, 2019.This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. Directions to Saturn once again looks at themes to do with space. I began to think about an outer space map and how extraterrestrial beings would get around space. You can also see where I have started to use oil pastel throughout the intricate patterns.

'Tangerine Daydream'

'Tangerine Daydream'

Mixed Media on paper, Framed, 80cm x 59cm, 2019.This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020.

'Mellow Yellow'

'Mellow Yellow'

Mixed Media on paper, Framed, 80cm x 59cm, 2019. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020.

'Assumptions about Pumpkins'

'Assumptions about Pumpkins'

Mixed media on plywood board, Framed (no glass), 245cm x 100cm, 2019. This painting is part of a series that I created for The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibition in February 2020. This painting themes around the general colour scheme used during the Autumn months. I was thinking about flowing rivers and arches.

'Masters Wine'

'Masters Wine'

Mixed media on plywood board, 250cm x 200cm, 2020. This painting is part of a series that I created for The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibition in February 2020. Masters Wine was heavily inspired by Gregory Alan Isakovs' album cover, ‘This Empty Northern Hemisphere’. The title of this painting is a play on my top favourite songs on the album. I really liked this atmosphere this album cover had, it also played onto my fondness for the moon.

'Dystopia Metaphoria'

'Dystopia Metaphoria'

Mixed media on plywood board, 200cm x 250cm, 2020. This painting is part of a series that I created for The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibition in February 2020. Dystopia Metaphors' colour palette came to me when I was watching the movie 'Scary Stories to tell in the Dark. There was a room one of the children end up in called 'The Red Room'. When I saw those colours I instantly saw this painting.

'Bubblegum Pop'

'Bubblegum Pop'

Mixed media on plywood board, 100cm x 135cm, 2020. This painting is part of a series that I created for The Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibition in February 2020. Bubblegum Pop came directly from a dream I had. My dream consisted of my walking through a field somewhere in Japan. The field had an array of pinks, purples, yellows and greens. When I woke I wrote down the dream so I could use these colours in my next painting.

 
The Royal Scottish Academy Exhibit

“Creativity takes courage”

Matisse

 
 

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'Summer Berries in Winter Rain' SOLD

Mixed Media on paper, Framed 53cm x 43cm, 2019. This painting was done as part of a series for Tatha Gallery where I exhibited during January 2020. This was my first piece after coming back from my trip in Florence. I was heavily inspired by the Italian style colours you would see. I especially took inspiration from the Boboli Gardens.

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