British born artist Emma Bell graduated with a degree in Business and Marketing. She lived and worked in Manchester, England as a Marketing professional for over ten years. During this time, she quenched her desire to paint in her spare time and on weekends.
Emma has evolved from a family of artists and has been greatly encouraged and inspired by artistic influence all of her life. As a child, she was greatly influenced by her great-grandmother, who was a landscape painter, as well as her grandfather, whose family was very artistic and creative. In 2009, a move from the UK to Atlanta for her husband’s job meant that she was able to take to her brushes and palette knife more permanently and turn her lifelong hobby into a prospering career. She finds inspiration for her paintings all around her and loves to paint beautiful things that make her feel happy.
Ms. Bell’s work is predominantly influenced by flowers as well as bright, bold and beautiful colors. She has painted flowers, which she finds fascinating and utterly beautiful, for as long as she can recall. They have such a huge but fragile significance in life, living for only a fraction of time, and she feels the urgency to capture their beauty on canvas. Her art has developed from a traditional and impressionistic floral style to a more abstract and free format. While creating very loose layers of acrylic, charcoal, oil pastel and graphite on the canvas, Emma’s painting still holds the shape, texture and form of florals, producing her unique and distinctive style. Since 2013, she has participated in many art shows of note in the Atlanta area.