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Emma Hunt (Pastels)

July 20th at 07:04

A former radio-chemist at Sellafield. Following her diagnosis with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a degenerative condition affecting the collagen in her body, Emma returned to painting as a way of pain and mental health management. She discovered there was quite an interest in her predominantly pastel Cumbrian landscapes and developed a large social media following. Commercial commissions followed rapidly.

During the COVID lockdown she began delivering online workshops for Women Out West, a West Cumbrian charity who provide support for women who have suffered or are suffering domestic abuse and also with women in the criminal justice system. She then began streaming classes on Facebook allowing the general population to join in. Her growing reputation has now spread to Higham.

Emma’s joyfulness and passion is tangible within her own work. She captures the beautiful landscapes and seascapes of the Lakes and West Cumbria but also embues them with an emotional authenticity that is unmistakably her.

Emma’s inclusive approach to sharing her art skills through her teaching enables anyone to give it a go – even if they’ve never done much art before.


Saturday July 20, 2024