Emma Currie is a painter from Melbourne, Australia. Her work spans from large scale abstract figurative paintings to small, close cropped representations of emotive moments.
Emma Currie is a Melbourne based oil painter. Her ever evolving work ranges from cubist inspired figurative pieces to more traditional still life and interiors. A connecting theme throughout Currie's paintings can be found in a sense of stillness, presence and quiet introspection imbued in the work.
Emma has shown in galleries both locally and internationally and her work is held in a number private collections.
- The Design Files Solo Show 2020
- The Design Files Solo Show 2021
- Between Painters collaborative group show - Backwoods Gallery 2022
What medium do you work with, and why have you chosen them?
I've always loved the nature of oil paint. The vibrancy of the colours and the flexibility of textures you can achieve has always been a draw for me.
How does your artwork get from initial concept to exhibition stage?
I am usually prompted by something I have written in my journal or in my large collection of saved images in Instagram. Sometimes I'll think of a sentence and an image will come after. Then I'll take reference photos if I need them, do some sketches and grid up a prepared canvas. Then I'll sketch onto the canvas and build up some values with a burnt Sienna. After the basic values are looking right I'll go in with shadows and work my way from dark to light and have my fingers crossed it works out.
Can you tell us a little more about your creative working environment/studio?
I've always worked from home. Usually in a spare room but the only available space I have at the moment is the garage. It's huge and to my absolute surprise I love working in there. It's my least aesthetically considered studio set up but having so much space makes up for it.