Emma has always loved drawing
So finding a career in the arts was a very natural progression for her. As a trained fine artist, she studied under some pretty reputable Australian artists while completing her Bachelors Degree at Monash University (Caulfield).
Her focus while studying art was always freehand figure and anatomical drawing. After graduating in 2012, she later went on to study Interior Design at RMIT University in 2014 and qualified as an interior stylist.
Emma has always had a deep love for animals and plants, and is interested in the preservation of them both. Her unique drawing style allows her to capture her subjects in an honest and respectful way. Emma works in fine liner and watercolour, and spends a lot of time researching her subjects before drawing them.
She hopes that her gentle artworks can establish a connection between viewer and subject.
As a designer, Emma wanted to create an eclectic range of homewares that were collectable & accessible while still remaining high quality, and artist grade.
These days when Emma is not creating in her Commonfolk studio in Mornington, she spends time with farmer-florist Peninsula Wild Flower, as a floral artist - this has had heavy influence on her works. It also gives Emma access to a lot of unique plants and flowers native to the Southern hemisphere, that she likes to incorporate into her pieces.
Who is Penny?
Penny is Emma's chirpy, white house cat. Penny has always been Emma's logo, and Emma considers her as an 'assistant'.
Penny likes eating ham and 'helping' Emma write emails.