Emma studied contemporary art and painting for four years at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a sell-out Degree. From the time of graduating to today she has been working full time as an artist. Emma's diary is filled with exhibitions and commissions from collectors worldwide. She has received many awards over the years including Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award. House for an Art Lover Award, Sir William Gilles Award, Miller's Creativity Award, Glasgow Art Club Award to name but a few. Emma is also the 2020 winner of the British Contemporary Art Award.
At the age of 23 she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the RSW diploma which she received from the Queen. A few years later she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the Paisley Art Institute diploma.
Emma has a very distinctive style, with a striking use of colour and her way of capturing light and mood. Her subject matter is usually the Scottish Landscape or still life.
Other than painting Emma devotes her time to her 2 young daughters, her husband Alan and their dogs. Alan frames all of Emma's work for her and makes up all of her canvasses too, teamwork!