encaustic on birch panel
artwork measures 12" x 12"
framed to 13" x 13"
Emma Ashby grew up on the East Coast of England, UK, where her deep affection for coastal landscapes was cultivated. It’s a love affair that has continued to grow in her twenty years of living on the East Coast of New England and is reflected in the atmosphere and emotion of her paintings.
Emma studied at the Royal College of Art in London, but it was only in the United States that she was introduced to the ancient medium of encaustic. It quickly became her passion.
What makes her work especially unique is her use of clay. As the artist explains “I wanted to incorporate clay into the layers of wax so that some of the subject matter would actually become an organic part of what I was creating”.
Emma lives In Portsmouth, NH where she works as a full time artist and teaches encaustic painting.