Nelson New Zealand
The still point of Emma Marie’s practice is meditation and reflection. She views her paintings as captured moments of space and time where thoughts and emotions emerge into physical form, they are what Eckhart Tolle would describe as N.O.W.N.E.S.S.
It is through the NOW that each painting has come into being. They are playfully built up in a call and response manner with every hue and mark responding to the presentness at hand. Her process combines differences and opposites in order to express balance and harmony.
Emma Marie sees art as having the ability to transcend the intellectual and go straight for the heart, to make known the unknown … giving space for the soul to BE.
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW.
Emma Marie lives in Nelson, New Zealand, with her husband and four sons.
In 2005, Emma Marie successfully completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree with Excellence from NMIT. Other areas of study include, Psychology, Fashion and Textile Design, Graphic Design, and Business Management. Presently, she is employed at ATELIER Studio|Gallery, and the Nelson Public Libraries, and is also the Treasurer of MAGENTA Creative Space Charitable Trust.